> Reply to: RE>>Proposed USDA rule on movement of organisms.
> alien organisms, such as chestnut blight, malaria, any myiasis, african bees,
> gypsy moths, imported fire ants, european starlings, english sparrows,
> domestic pigeons, giant snails, tiger mosquitos, the mongoose into the
> carribean islands, rabbits or the cane toad into Australia, etc., etc., to
> have an inkling why this kind of reg is considered. History is replete with
> all sorts of horror tales about the consequences of the unthinking or poorly
> researched movement of organisms around the globe.
What instectory brings in fire ants for sale . Who sells malaria. Who
is ordering A. bees or giant snails.I think the movements of organisms in
the U.S. has been ok and imposeing a big tax on those that are doing it
is uncalled for.
Did the people that raise benificials insects sell giant snails or tiger
mosquitos or any of the above to us organic farmers. I don't think so.
I have not ordered any fire ants lately. >
I feel the people that are doing the releaseing seem to know what they
are selling. the folks I buy my benificials from have years of
experience. I am one of the ones that know the lest and worry the most.
I don't understand why the new rules are being made . I feel the
are run by responsable people. They don't just send any old bug out for
sale . They
kind of know what they are doing. I think this new law will let you send
fire ants and most the stuff you mention and not beneficials.It seems to we
from what I have read they are calling
benificial insects, pests where as you are calling pests pests. no one is
selling pests that I know of. Do you as a Profesor in the Entomology
Dept know of any benificial insect Sold in the U.S.A. to help us farmers
turned harmful. So harmful that we have to
burden the people that are trying to help us with big permit fees. .
I talking about known helpful life . Every time I order some living
helpful organizem I get a pice of paper with it telling me usually its
life cycle how it may help me and a little about the benificial. You
can't blame these guys for all those bad things your talking about.They are
raising know benificials. Da not someting harmful but someting good. If
something is harmful yeah I say ok this is harmful
you cannot release or you have to get a permit but I can't
understand if something is
helpful why people have to pay so much in permits for helpful things.
It will just make it very very hard to get something good and we will
have to use chemical poison instead. A lot of us would like to get away
from using pestisides.