Hi, I'm a complete gardening novice, as you can see from my previou
posts :) All I know is I started a tray full of sweet millions inside
in a pretty cold room & only two worked out for me they're developin
into great little plants now but it was only two out of about 12, lik
I say I'm a complete novice just sharing my own experience, I know m
friend's dad grew the same kind last year & they were delicious. Goo
Carbendazim: Toxic, Dangerous for the
environment, May cause heritable genetic damage, May impair fertility,
May cause harm to the unborn child, Toxic to aquatic organisms, May
cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment
Fenitrothion: an organophosphorus insecticide, which acts
by contact activity and a stomach poison. It is used for the
control of insect pests in public health programs.
(re: nerve gas, Cholinesterase Inhibitor)
Toxic to fish and toxic to bees.
Do not spray and plants in flower while bees are foraging.
Not the sort of things one finds in a gardening group, especially one
that has the word edible in it. You may have better luck at
Whatever your planning, I strongly suggest you don't do it.
Seems like Carbendazim is some pretty mean stuff. I found a few sources in the
USA, so if you google for it, you may find some in the UK. What are trying to
treat that requires such a strong chemical fungicide? Similarly, Fenitrothion
very strong pesticide, so I have to ask again, what are trying to eliminate?
Have you tried less potent chemicals and found them ineffective? I wonder if
have any experience with chemicals, as you think Carbendazim is a pesticide.
Again, do you really need this strong stuff for your fruit trees, or are you
to get rid of your mother-in-law?
I have the book 'the fruit tree expert' by Dr d.g. Hessayon and on pag
50 there is a title called Spraying programs in which it tells you t
use these chemicals to prevent the following, apple blossom weevil
canker, scab, capsid bug and many more diseases.
It does say to dilute the stuff though. There is nothing wrong with m
trees but I thought that it would benifit them.
If it eliminates the mother in law too thats a definite bonus!! lol!
Do you have any other ideas on prevention of tree diseases?
So, 0tterbot, what we have here is a non-American who has a book
which describes diseases that his trees don't have but plans to
spray them (prophylactically?) anyway. Which is to say that he read
a book about problems that his trees don't have, and proposes to spend
money to treat his healthy trees in the hopes that it will somehow
improve his relationship with his mother-in-law.
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling better already;-)
Oh, I'm definitely pulling for the mother-in-law. I can feel her pain.
With a bit of luck one of the old boys in your neighbourhood will have some
in an old glass jar labeled 'jam'. You might also be able to pick up some
DDT or nicotine pesticide as well. Those will be in jars labeled 'chutney'
or 'bottled peaches'. If you are not sure exactly what it is, mix a bit up
with water and spray it on anyway & see what happens.
come over here to NZ and if you are quick you can get a nice load of
poisons. Local farmers turned in a load of chemicals. Included was 30 kg of
2,4,5-T, 350 kg of 2,4-D. They also dropped off 10 kg of lindane, 30kg of
synthetic DDT and 15 kg of dieldrin.
The general rule of thumb in starting a spraying program is to start with the
light stuff first and work your way into stronger stuff, only if the need
The two biggest insect pests in the USA for apples are the apple maggot and
codling moth. Not everyone has these two, so people can get by with a
all purpose orchard spray. These sprays can be considered relatively mild
protect against insects and fungal diseases. If you find problems after
these general purpose sprays, you can investigate other sprays that
target those symptoms. You can buy these general purpose sprays at your
local garden shop. I don't think the UK has many special problems that we
experience here in the States, so you can check our web sites for spraying
You have to go on a regular spraying schedule. Missing a spray date could
a big effect on how much fruit you lose, or the health of your trees.
will tell you how to tailor the recommended schedules for your exact
Don't forget to wear protective gear (breather mask, etc.) when spraying any
Regards to the Mother-In-Law,
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