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Re: insect control


You raise an excellent question. I don't think it could be done in any
normal greenhouse operation. Too costly-even if you could get people who
understood the importance of doing it correctly. With the current wage
structure, that seems unlikely.

From the research, it looks like it might be handled at the plug supplier's
end, masses of them treated at once. Maybe in bulk at the cutting stage,
before rooting plugs, even ?

It looks like a great way to get revenge on the little beasts, though. ;-)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Veca" <romans8@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] insect control

> on 10/6/03 5:04 AM, Daryl wrote:
> > novel idea for disposing of white flies
> Daryl - As a past Poinsettia grower, how can you economically handle
> thousands of plants in this way?  Every time you handle "any" plant, it
> costs. ( Labor). It does sound like a fasinating way to go.
> I can remember when we had to " pinch " & prune azaleas by hand & along
> the chemical pinch. Boy, did it ever cut our labor costs. Thought I'd toss
> that in as an example.
> Tony Veca  <><
> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> Vancouver, WA  USA

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