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RE: NY beware/ Beneficial bugs

Whoo... was she offering an alternative non-chemical solution? Seems a bit
rash on both parts.


> 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.
> Kitty
> 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
> ext.
> > office.  We've found that we had far  less pests to contend with once we
> could
> > recognize the beneficial from the  non-beneficial.  I was always
> allergic
> to
> > 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
> yard
> > for  years), they left us alone too, knowing that they were not going to
> be
> > harmed. I haven't been stung in forever, and used to attract them.  I
> do
> wear
> > 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
> we
> > have.  I always see all  sorts of wasps in my garden and they virtually
> never
> > bother me.  I  never use any sort of fragrance, that may be  why.
> >
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