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Thread: EU bans Bayer (imidacloprid)

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    Wont be long. writing is on the wall. I think patent expired so it is in so many different pesticide formulations. It is being overused. It is becoming the primary go to pesticide and this will encourage insects to develop resistance as well.... I suspect it will be like what we saw with Diazanon and Dursban about 10 years ago.....

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    I guess we'll need to start hoarding soon. I've found imidacloprid to be an excellent and effective treatment for most pests, although I only use it indoors (well ventilated, of course) and never on the bog plants. I recommend getting yours if an impending ban is on the horizon.

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    i'm an organic granola chomping hippie. i dont use any of that stuff anyway (probably why all my plants are infested with caterpillars and these things).

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    I guess I should have stressed that I only use it if there's on obvious outbreak. It's better to let your plants become colonized by predatory insects that control pests than to give the phloem-suckers the upper hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pebes View Post
    i'm an organic granola chomping hippie. i dont use any of that stuff anyway (probably why all my plants are infested with caterpillars and these things).
    I wish I never clicked that link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil hokie View Post
    I wish I never clicked that link!



    If Pebes does have those giant ocean-dwelling isopods (as in the photo), I would love to see the growing area!


    Would be bummed to see the Bayer get banned. I very rarely use anything on my orchids or other plants, but once in a while get a stubborn pest that requires some firepower.
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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