[nafex] answering Judson

V. Michael Bove, Jr. vmb at teakettlefarm.com
Tue Jul 23 09:54:35 EDT 2013


I've heard conflicting reports as to whether or not it really works well against plum curculio.  Does anyone on the list have personal experience?
Best wishes,
Michael Bove 
Teakettle Farm, Z6 (MA/RI border)

On Jul 22, 2013, at 7:37 PM, Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com> wrote:

>> From what I gather the best home orchard insecticide going now is
> Spectracide's Triazide, another relatively new pyrethroid but  packaged for
> home owners.  Doesn't have any kickback as does Imidan and can create mite
> outbreaks by destroying predator beneficial mites but it lasts a long time
> and eliminates all the most common fruit destroying insects.  It is not
> very toxic to mammals.
> 
> Another problem with it is a short 2 year shelf life and it's impossible to
> know how old it is when you purchase it.  I bought some the spring before
> last at a Lowes and it was impotent by this spring.  Worked fine last year
> and was easier for me to use when using a hand sprayer.  Asana is extremely
> concentrated.
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