[Market-farming] Garden problem
bcarden at breckinridgegroup.com
Tue Jul 1 08:45:35 EDT 2008
DE is used for internal parasites for animals; that's a pretty wet
application. It also does dry out on the plants and I don't see why it would
lose its physical structure in the process.
DE works when an insect eats, breaths, or is externally exposed to it.
From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Garth & Kim
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 7:37 AM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Garden problem
Okay, now I am confused. I thought DE had to be dry to do any good. I
have a duster for DE, but I hate using it since I have to wear a mask or
risk damaging my lungs.
I did mis-write in my first message, I have tomato pinworm, not wire
worm. I am frazzled by this invasion.
Compost tea is helping the plants.
Does the soap used have to be a vegetable oil soap? Will an animal oil
soap harm the plants? I always make my own.
Kim & Garth
> Diatomaceous earth (*/_food grade only_/*) might work on them. I use my
> solo sprayer with 3gl water, 1 tbls Golden soy oil (try any sticker like
> soap), and cup of de. I spray at dusk to avoid bees. Agitate thoroughly
> then take the whole tip off and squirt for second to get rid of heavy
> particles. Keep sloshing the sprayer around to mix. When the tip gets
> clogged I remove and tap clean.
> Good luck,
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