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Re: Re: How dangerous is tobacco?

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Re: How dangerous is tobacco?
  • From: David Smead <smead@amplepower.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 22:23:03 +0000 (UTC)

Jeneva,

Lots of related research.
http://gemini.biosci.arizona.edu/abstract.html

Major crop damage in the recent new:
http://www.gocarolinas.com/partners/wsoctv/news/2002/05/tobacco_virus.html

-- 
Sincerely,

David Smead
http://www.amplepower.com


On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Jeneva Storme wrote:

> Dear folks,
> I have been following the discussion about smoking in
> community gardens.
> Where is the proof, that the use of tobacco is likely
> to infect other related plants ?
> I would be interested, if one of you all could find me
> an article on this aspect of the subject.
> As I do practical research with what worms can and
> cannot do for our environment, I would like to do some
> experimenting with tobacco, used and unused.
> I am not suggesting, to buy all my worms a packet of
> cigarettes naturally, but it would be interesting to
> know, if nicotine in any form is detrimental to the
> worms.
> ======================
> Hans;
>
> Here are some articles and other information on
> Tobacco Mosaic Virus:
>
> Tomato-Tobacco Mosaic Virus Disease
> http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG1168.html
>
> Tobacco mosaic tobamovirus
> http://image.fs.uidaho.edu/vide/descr803.htm
>
> Problem: Tobacco Mosaic Virus of Tomato
> http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/dp_hfrr/extensn/problems/tomtotmv.htm
>
> Apparently, even handling tools without washing one's
> hands after handling tobacco can spread the virus, and
> there are also plants that carry and transmit the
> virus without being affected by it.  So, when dealing
> with tomatoes, etc., hands should be washed after
> weeding or handling other plants as well.
>
> Nicotine in general is known as an effective
> pesticide, and is poisonous to many creatures when
> ingested, so I imagine it wouldn't be any good for the
> worms.  I did find three pages on vermicomposting that
> say not to put tobacco in the worm bins, though they
> don't go into any more detail than that:
>
> http://www.can-o-worms-alaska.net/vermcompfacts.html
>
> http://www.state.me.us/spo/wm&r/pdf/wormfctsht.PDF
>
> http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infowast/vermi.html
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> Shade and Sweet Water,
> Jeneva Storme
>
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