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RE: Cult: Cygon

From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>


I can't answer all your questions but soaking in Cygon in the fall for
protection in the Spring will not work.  The reason why Cygon has to be
applied several times in the Spring about 10 days apart is that it breaks
down quickly.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)

> From: Gardenhous@aol.com
> To all and Bill Shear
> How does Cygon work?  I am under the impression that it is absorbed
> throught 
> the leaves when sprayed on in the spring and acts as a systemic to what?
> Kill 
> larvae when they ingest its remenants?  So if I soak my rzs in cygon
> before 
> planting does this offer protection for next springs borer attack?  If not
> the fans then the rz itself.?  does lindane work the same way?  What about
> diazonin in the soil, certainly will get wireworms secondary to borer.  Or
> am 
> i just poisoning the world now?  I started with onions  ( egyptian onions 
> wonderful things do you alll know them?) and marigolds to help ward off
> evils 
> but that didn't work and now I am a full out chemist.   DoreenMcCabe  
> Westford, MA

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