[nafex] Organic spraying of fruit trees?
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Sat Feb 11 13:32:28 EST 2012
On Feb 11, 2012, at 1:04 PM, Deb Schneider wrote:
> Also "organic" does NOT mean harmless to amphibians and other
> creatures. Lots of organic sprays are deadly to beneficials.
Which is why, in proper organic practices, they're not supposed to be
the first resort; but to be used only after trying other techniques,
and only in such a way as to do the least possible damage to
You're specifically not supposed to just substitute spray X, which is
on the OMRI approved or restricted list, for spray Y, which is
prohibited for organic use.
I actually took Steve to understand at least part of this, as he was
concerned that a spray made from paw paw leaves might be toxic to fish
-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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