Help! Spider Mites...entymoligist needed!
young at clpd.kodak.com
Wed Jun 8 14:44:47 EST 1994
In article <Cr2ALJ.Mwt at Dunx1.OCS.Drexel.Edu> st93mey7 at Dunx1.OCS.Drexel.Edu (Frederick Thum) writes:
>Jason C. Wold (jwold at rahul.net) wrote:
>: Help! I have houseplants, some of them edibles (herbs), and all are
>: infested with SPIDER MITES from the tree in the front yard. I bought
>: some spray for them but the warnings on the bottle made me cringe. I
>: refuse to put a toxin on my plants. I shouldn't have even bought it.
>: Are they doomed? Must I start anew?
>: Someone please tell me there is something I can do that will not be
>: poison when I use it later.
>We had quite a problem with spider mites when we were growing transgenic
>alfalfa. They seemed to appear when the plants were badly maintained, and
>the growth chamber dirty.
>Once infested, we cleaned the growth chamber, and tried to kill them with
>pyrethrins (derived from some flower, forget what...). [...]
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