fumigating growth chamber
WEWilliams at OSPREY.SMCM.EDU
Thu Nov 4 11:35:08 EST 1999
We've used Safers quite a bit, too, and I strongly recommend testing
it on a plant before applying it to a large group of plants. It can
definitely haver physiological effects on the plants.
At 13:26 -0800 11/3/99, Janice M. Glime wrote:
> Since people have expressed concerns about pesticide buildup in a growth
>chamber, you might want to consider Safers. It is essentially one of the
>formulas for Ivory soap and it breaks up the cohesion of water molecules
>so the insects drown due to water entering their spiracles. One cannot
>just buy Ivory soap and make their own, however, because all but one of
>the formulas is toxic to the plants. We bought ours through our local
>nursery (they ordered it for us).
William E. Williams
Saint Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd.
Saint Mary's City, MD 20686-3001
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