[NAFEX] PC survival in apples and a question about Assail
sdw12986 at aol.com
Tue Feb 10 19:51:21 EST 2009
Alan Haigh wrote:
> Michael Phillips book "The Apple Grower" has a photo of PC larvae
> exiting an apple drop so I think it is only the surviving apples that
> crush the larvae.
I was wondering about that. I wondered if some of the "June Drop" that
we pretty much ignore contained curculio that continued to develop since
those apples have stopped growing.
> Has anyone of you tried Assail against PC? The 3 day REI of Imidan is
> becomming inconvenient and I like the fact that Assail is systemic and
> supposedly as durable as Imidan.
I always shy away from systemic things on fruits and vegetables that I
intend to eat. It seems that if they are systemic, certainly some of the
chemical stays in the edible part.
I tend to be pretty trusting and if "they" say that the fruit doesn't
hurt you after being sprayed with a systemic, I kind of believe it.
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