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Re: Foliar nematodes

  • Subject: Re: Foliar nematodes
  • From: "W. George Schmid" hostahill@Bellsouth.net
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:45:12 -0400

No, if it were that easy (with ammonia) we wouldn't have foliar nematodes.
George
W. George Schmid
Hosta Hill - Tucker Georgia USA
Zone 7a - 1188 feet AMSL
84-12'-30" West_33-51' North
Outgoing e-mail virus checked by NAV
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alttara Scheer" <alttara@earthlink.net>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Cc: <hostapix@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: Foliar nematodes


> I was out today with a spray bottle of diluted ammonia, spraying slugs,
> and was wondering if ammonia had any effect  on nematodes?
>
> Are there people who regularly spray hostas with ammonia that also have
> nematodes in those plants?
>
>
> On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at 09:45 AM, W. George Schmid wrote:
>
> > Yes, Narda, Some still sell Cygon. I get mine from Garden South, a
> > wholesale
> > supplier of garden stuff. Most gardeners have trouble getting it
> > because
> > many retailers have stopped carrying it. I suggest you use another
> > systemic
> > such as Orthene or Isotox, they work too but not as fast and well. All
> > of
> > these later applications are for "stragglers" that still show up after
> > you
> > have gone through the previous stages. Systemic rose care (It is
> > inexpensive
> > and easy to get) is a key in this and must be applied very early, just
> > when
> > the worms start becoming active. Most of the chemicals applied by
> > professionals are available to registered applicators only (like
> > Vidate). If
> > you have fish in a pond, birds, or pets running around, be careful any
> > time
> > you use strong chemicals. I repeat rose care application every 2-3
> > weeks (2
> > if it rains a lot) until the clumps are fully expanded, then follow up
> > with
> > a systemic spray. When a clump shows still infected, removing all the
> > leaves
> > down to the ground will usually get most of the worms that are in the
> > leaves. Disinfect the knife in Chlorox after each use and discard the
> > leaves
> > using a plastic bag. Most clumps resprout after this. In late autumn
> > make
> > certain you apply Peroxide or Terrachlor to kill any worms left in the
> > ground. Like I said, all of this is complicated and releases poisons
> > so I do
> > this only to valuable hostas, any cheap stuff gets dug and thrown out.
> > Use
> > the saucer treatment for absolutely irreplaceable hostas. I do that in
> > a
> > screened part of my shade house to keep the birds or pets from
> > drinking the
> > poisoned water. Be careful, all mentioned are potent chemicals that
> > should
> > be used per the instructions and with appropriate forethought, care and
> > precautions and as little as possible. George
> >
> > W. George Schmid
> > Hosta Hill - Tucker Georgia USA
> > Zone 7a - 1188 feet AMSL
> > 84-12'-30" West_33-51' North
> > Outgoing e-mail virus checked by NAV
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <NardaA@aol.com>
> > To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 8:29 PM
> > Subject: Re: Foliar nematodes questions
> >
> >
> >> In a message dated 9/14/2003 8:11:02 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >> hostahill@Bellsouth.net writes:
> >> I use Cygon
> >> George, can Cygon still be purchased?
> >>
> >> Narda
> >>
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