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Old 05-01-2009, 07:37 PM
BostonBull BostonBull is offline
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Originally Posted by phasthound View Post
At one of the weekly sales meetings the subject was brought up about the poor control we were getting with scale insects. In response I brought up the fact that we were applying broad scale pesticide/fungicide applications to the entire properties in addition to targeted scale applications. We were wiping out the predators along with the pests.

The room was quiet, then we moved on to the next topic.
They saw where the dollars were coming from, end of discussion.

This was 30 years ago. It's a shame there has been so little movement within the "green" industry since then.

This speaks volumes to me!! I am VERY green when it comes to PHC. But i have a strong desire to learn. The other natural products that were mentioned here before, how do they NOT effect/kill the predators too?

Thanks for the thoughtful post PH!
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