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using "mosquito dunks" on crops

I just got word from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply that "mosquito dunks"
(Bacilus Thuringiensis var. Israelensis) are OK to use in water barrels, and
safe for use on vegetable crops. The Bactimos Briquettes must be broken into
smaller pieces for use on smaller surface areas, which is explained in the

Each briquette covers 100 square feet of water surface, so one briquette
would get very broken up to handle a water barrel. One application lasts 30
days, and they come in packs of 6 for $9. Check out Bactimos Briquettes at

Happy gardening,

John E. Verin
City Wide Coordinator - Philadelphia Green
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 North 20th Street, 5th floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103-1495
Phone: 215-988-8885; Fax 215-988-8810

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