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organis diatomatious earth

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by elwalien, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. elwalien

    elwalien LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have had a difficult time location Organic Diatomatiuos Earth either on the web or in the Houston, TX area...I want to use it on my plants, animals and in my house. Any ideas? Ellen
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,224

    It's at the Food Co-OP here, where all the tree huggers hang.
  3. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    You should be able to find it at a good quality nursery that sells organics. It's all over SA.

  4. kelmcwalk

    kelmcwalk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Natural (non Heated) Diatomaceous Earth is allowed by OMRI and the NOP designates our suppliers product as a food processing aid and thus non-synthtic so it is allowed in Organic production. they issued a letter to us with all the sections fronm NOP. EPA considers it not to be a problem either. We get ours from Worldd Minerals. Hope this helps
  5. NorrisG

    NorrisG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I sure wish we lived closer to each other.... I have a bunch of it I'd sell you, it's all in 50lb. bags. I bought it as a natural horse dewormer, but in our hot/humid climate it just doesn't work. I found that out AFTER spending $3200 on colic surgery on my horse. :angry: Since then I've been using it on my garden.
  6. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Posts: 313

    I use it on root weevils...
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,224

    It's real good for aphids on roses also.

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