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Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 6:20
Subject: Re: Nematicides for foliar
RE:>>What we need is a labeled nematicide
like Temic, Oxamyl or Nemacur for
As I understand it, and I could be wrong (but as you can see
from my other posts, it is not likely--Tee Hee Hee!), Nemacur 10 IS labeled
for Hosta, while Nemacur 15 is NOT labeled for Hosta, at least in
IA. This I discovered while attempting to purchase a 50lb bag here
in Iowa (smallest size available for granular form from Bayer Agricultural).
Because of the lateness of the season, I'm holding up on trying to make
this purchase, but I will research this further to see what is the
status. This IS just one of many areas where significant improvements
are needed in the EPA's efforts to ensure our environment is protected.
The regulation becomes unbearable when manufacturers must re-label everything
when the basic active ingredients have not changed. If someone has a
form that we can send to our legislator's about this, I'd be glad to fill one
out (Beth--are you listening?). Even the IA DofAg (IDALS) admits that
this creates excessive red tape.
BTW, I did take your advice and sit for the chemical applicators
test. Have one more to take and then I will be "certified" for the
outside AND the inside of a greenhouse. Strange how they require
both tests but I suppose it makes sense when trying to make sure folks don't
injure themselves or the environment.
The Cholinesterase Inhibitors in Nemacur appear to be nothing to mess
For anyone curious about the risks, here is a site that describes
the risks of using such organophophates like fenamiphos (the stated active
ingredient in Nemacur) --http://www.ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/tibs/cholines.htm
Andrew Lietzow, Plantsman http://hostahaven.com
1250 41st Street 515-274-0300 voice
Des Moines, IA 50311-2516