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Re: NY beware/ Beneficial bugs

I'll still use a chemical if I absolutely have to, but only as a last
resort, and only in a specific application rather than hitting anything that
moves.  Interestingly, we had an intern that had to be dismissed from the MG
program because she was adamant against the use of any and all chemicals.
While our CES is pro IPM, they won't ignore the need for chemicals when a
situation requires it, and since she refuses to share full info on solution
to a problem, she can't stay with the program.
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] NY beware/ Beneficial bugs

> I totally agree, Kitty.  We don't use any chemicals unless absolutely
> necessary.  We have always practiced organic/natural type pest
> control....originally due to our watergardens, and then for the wildscape
and  butterfly gardens.
> Was a major adjustment for dh, who was the  chemical 'guru' for our MG
> office.  We've found that we had far  less pests to contend with once we
> recognize the beneficial from the  non-beneficial.  I was always allergic
> bee and wasp venom,  thus would panic at the sight of anything buzzing.
But I
> noticed  that once they were left alone (even had a honey bee hive in our
> for  years), they left us alone too, knowing that they were not going to
> harmed. I haven't been stung in forever, and used to attract them.  I  do
> perfumes, but haven't noticed any difference.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 5/9/2005 4:46:38 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Beneficial bugs of all kinds endure
> hardships from sprays, diseases,  etc, and we need to encourage those that
> have.  I always see all  sorts of wasps in my garden and they virtually
> bother me.  I  never use any sort of fragrance, that may be  why.
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