> Rotenone is a nerve agent. That's why it's such a good insecticide. It (and
> other botanical insecticides) are also dangerous to vertebrates (last time I
> looked I was one). They will cause nerve damage, at least. What they have going
> for them is that they degrade in the environment in 24 hours or so.
> They're not on "allowable" lists for certified organic farmers- they're on the
> "restricted" list. This means they may be used to save a crop and use must be
> justified to the certifying agency on a case by case basis.
Is a certified organic grower who uses Rotenone for emergency insecticide use on
vegetables required to notify consumers? Seems as though this might be in the
consumers best interest.
"Enhancing the Environment" http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/
Cedar Meadow Farm
679 Hilldale Road
Holtwood, PA 17532 USA
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