How do I dust my garden with sevin dust?

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  1. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone i always hear using sevin dust works in garden, i have some but never used it. If not it then does anyone have a good home remedy to use i got these little black bugs on my plants and they are starting to wither.
     
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    I'm not sure about sevin, but I was taught to spread suplhur by putting it in a panty hose/stocking and shaking it around. I'm not saying it's the same with sevin though. You can get knee highs for like $1. We use it when spreading powdery things around [​IMG]



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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Yup.. thats how we do it..
     
  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    can you hear me now? :

    Hello everyone i always hear using sevin dust works in garden, i have some but never used it. If not it then does anyone have a good home remedy to use i got these little black bugs on my plants and they are starting to wither.

    I won't tell you not to use it ~ but please be aware that sevin is extremely toxic to honey bees and other types of bees.​
     
  5. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just take an empty jar and poke holes in the top then use it as a duster.
     
  6. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree about the honey bees, we use it as a last resort. I know it is hard when it seems the bugs are getting eveything and you are getting nothing. There are soaps you can use that are safer!
     
  7. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I use it on the plants when they're not flowering. I also use the liquid sevin and spray it on the plants/ground directly on a non windy day. (I have a natural pond next to my garden)
     
  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I use a paper lunch bag, poke some holes in it and shake over the plants.

    Steve
     
  9. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to try to identify the little black bugs, then find out what less toxic solutions might be to control them. This is from Wikipedia, on the subject of Sevin, which is a brand name for carbaryl:

    Carbaryl kills both targeted (e.g. malaria-carrying mosquitos) and beneficial insects (e.g. honeybees), as well as crustaceans.

    Although approved for more than 100 crops in the US, carbaryl is illegal in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Angola.[3]
    [edit] Safety

    Carbaryl is a cholinesterase inhibitor and is toxic to humans. It is classified as a likely human carcinogen by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)[4] (End quote)

    When a pesticide is banned in other countries, there's usually a good reason. Which plants are they on? What are you growing? Most harmful garden pests are pretty specific about which plants they eat. For example, potato beetles are gonna stick to the potatoes, tomato hornworms are going to be on the tomatoes, etc. There are exceptions, (like aphids, that eat all kinds of stuff) but if a particular bug is all over everything, it's a usually a predator, eating the pest species.

    So it's very helpful to find out what bug you're seeing, and go from there. It may be eating the things that are eating the leaves.
     

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