[gardeners] Whitefles

Byron (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 09:44:54 -0400

RE:  Rodales "Color Handbook of Garden Insects" by Anna Carr. Pg 206.
Printed 1997.

Control with Tobacco Dust or tobacco tea.

We have 3 types of whitefly here,
greenhouse, silver leaf and banded.

Tobacco,,  Use chewing tobacco or a cigar.  All varieties of these tobacco's
have been TMV free for over 30 years.

Effect on beneficials?  I have hundreds of Dragonflies in my garden,
Dragonflies are the most sensitive to excess fertilizers and pesticides of
all the benefical insect.

Toxic level of tobacco,  So low that it does not need an EPA label.