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Re: Merit active ingredient


The BT I have is the SAFER brand Caterpillar Killer.  But, there are many
companies that manufacture the product. I just went to the nursery and told
the nursery person working there that I want some BT to kill the horn worms on
my tomato plants, and that is what she gave me, and it has worked every time.

BTW...Monsanto genetically engineered BT into potato, soy and corn genetics,
and all the french fries you now eat and many of the potatoes you eat are now
these "NEW LEAF POTATOES".  I don't know if we eat the NEW LEAF CORN or if it
is a feed grain, and I don't know any info on the SOY.  Since the BT is in
every cell of these plants, it is on the pollen of the corn.  The pollen falls
down onto the milkweed growing between the rows, which is a main diet of the
butterfly larvae (in caterpillar stage) and so many of the population of
Monarch butterflies are being wiped out.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Char Holte<mailto:cholte@wi.rr.com>
  To: iris@hort.net<mailto:iris@hort.net>
  Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 11:52 PM
  Subject: Re: [iris] Merit active ingredient


  Hi,


  Who makes the B.T.?

  Thanks, Char
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Patrick Orr" <irisdude@msn.com<mailto:irisdude@msn.com>>
  To: <iris@hort.net<mailto:iris@hort.net>>
  Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 12:58 AM
  Subject: Re: [iris] Merit active ingredient


  > Char,
  >
  > Go get an organic insecticide called "B.T."  BT is organic because it is
a
  > bacteria that affects only caterpillars.  It is not a chemical.  It
  doesn't
  > hurt birds, cats, people at all.  It is cheap.  Apply liberally.  When
the
  > caterpillar chomps on a sprayed leaf, the BT bacteria makes it unable to
  > digest or eat any more food. They die shortly afterwards.  Tomato Horned
  worms
  > die in about 6 hours afterwards.
  >
  > Patrick Orr
  > Phoenix, AZ  Zone 9
  > USA
  >   ----- Original Message -----
  >   From: lee
hill<mailto:leehillmm@hotmail.com<mailto:leehillmm@hotmail.com>>
  >   To:
iris@hort.net<mailto:iris@hort.net<mailto:iris@hort.net<mailto:iris@hort.net>
>
  >   Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 12:26 PM
  >   Subject: Re: [iris] Merit active ingredient
  >
  >
  >   >From: "Char Holte"
<cholte@wi.rr.com<mailto:cholte@wi.rr.com<mailto:cholte@wi.rr.com<mailto:chol
te@wi.rr.com>>>
  >
  >   >My problem this year is green caterpillars!  Anyone?
  >
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