[nafex] apples, spinosad, and rain

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Mon Mar 26 07:04:57 EDT 2012

On Mar 26, 2012, at 2:55 AM, sherwin wrote:

> On 3/25/2012 9:45 PM, Ginda Fisher wrote:
>> I sprayed my apples with spinosad this morning, to combat winter moths. This afternoon it began to drizzle, and continued drizzling most of the day.
>> Was the spray wasted? Should I re-do it when the weather clears? Should I wait 10 days, as per the label?
>> (I'm also a little nervous, because this is the first time I've used leftover spinosad from last year. But it looked okay this year. Maybe it didn't freeze, since the winter has been so mild.)
>> thanks,
>> Ginda
>> eastern MA, zone 6
>     Ginda,
>     Did you mix a 'sticker' in with your spray.  If so, the spray would 
> have probably mostly
>     dried in the few hours after application and the sticker would have 
> minimized the washing
>     off effect.  If not, you probably lost the effect of the morning 
> spray.  Not sure why you have
>     to wait 10 days, but if most of it washed off, seems like it's ok 
> to reapply now.
>                  Sherwin Dubren

I used Monterey Garden Insect Spray 


I don't know what makes up the 99.5% of the product that isn't spinosad. I just mixed it with water as per the directions.


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