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Re: kittys sales and aphids

Yep, still the standard Jim.  Very effective on all sucking insects but
again the drawback for me was it invites spider mites.  Bayer 2/1 Rose food
contains that active ingredient.  I didn't find the liquid to be as
effective.  If you're into chemicals the best part of that is that the
aphids don't become resistant to it unlike many other pesticides.

David Franzman
A Touch of the Tropics
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] kittys sales and aphids

> Kitty wrote:
> > Meanwhile....we had a recurring problem with aphids on a variegated
> > herbaceous sedum.  Last year we sprayed, we quarantined, we sprayed to
> > avail.  Fortunately they never even tried a taste of Frosty Morn,
Carmen, or
> > Matrona.  I thought the winter would finish them off, but they're back.
> > figured since I caught them early, I'd have better luck eradicating them
> > pruning off the affected parts and spraying with insecticidal soap.
> > will make them thicker with 2 more sales to sell them in.  However,
> > the sale I noticed they were back.  I pinched some more.  Then just at
> > end of the sale, I noticed they were now on other sedums.  Good grief,
> > anyone suggest a sure fire method for getting these nasty varmints off
> > sedums.  I hate to think of those we sold taking aphids to their new
> >
> > Kitty
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Have you tried spraying with Neem ? Then there's what I'd call a
> last resort, a systemic insecticide containing Imidacloprid.
> It goes under the brand name 'Marathon' (granular, scratched into
> the soil) and Bayer makes a liquid version. I don't have call to use
> it (except I may have to on some Clivia seedlings with root mealybug);
> DF and I discussed this years ago on maybe the old AHS list.
> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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