Carol has asked me to forward her query to sanet since it is more likely get
an answer here than anywhere else. Any help would be appreciated. I am sure
many sanet subscribers would like to hear of your experiences with pozzolan
From: Carol Blakey (blakeyt@CADVISION.COM)
Subject: Re: Pozzolan
Date: 20 May 1998 08:07
>Don't mean to crash a private party or take you off-track - I am not a
cotton-grower, but have been a member of the List for several months and
have a strong interest in cotton production from the secondary side of the
industry. Always very interested in how things are going in the sector,
what new developments are taking place etc. If it is alright with the
group, I would like to finally ask a question of the experts:
You have had several discussions in the past on the issue of insect control
in cotton production. (I also monitored the Monsanto problems last year with
a great deal of interest) - my question:
Has anyone had any experience using Pozzalon based products for control of
the various insects that plague cotton growers? Although the Pozzalons are
developing a reputation in various areas and sectors as a "natural"
pesticide (the sharp silicon cuts the soft outside covering of insects and
when they ingest them the Pozzalon destroys the insects by dehydrating
them), I have also heard that a possible problem using Pozzalons is keeping
them on the plant long enough for the insects to make a meal of it.
Apparently one of our Canuck Universities (Saskatchewan I think) are working
with natural Pozzolans and adding different food attractants to identify
which combination works with which insect - haven't had a chance to contact
them yet to see if I can obtain copies of their research though.
Has anyone had any experience with Pozzalon based insecticides?
If so, what types of pozzolan?
Did you use food attractants?
What types of insects where targeted?
What results were achieved?
I realize my request is probably a "tall order" but any thoughts comments,
suggestions or recommendations would certainly be appreciated. In the
meantime, from someone on the Canuck side - our thanks to the cotton-growers
for persevering with the crops and providing us with liveable, breathable
clothing which allows us to live confined together through the long Winter
months of "cranked up" central-heating in a reasonably "pleasant smelling"
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