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    Default Derris Liquid/Dust

    Is it true that derris dust/liquid will be a banned substance from the end of this year? I was earwigging a conversation this morning and wondered if it was gossip or truth?

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    Tis indeed true.
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    So much for organic pest control then! I thought it was made from some kind of jungle shrub and was comparatively safe, but I may be wrong?

    Having said that Nicotine used to be recommended as a pesticide not too long ago, and it was organic!
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    It is indeed Snadger but its license is not being renewed by the manufacturers.
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    I've found an article on the web from Harrods Horticulture giving details:-

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    Organic Insecticides
    A quick rummage around a typical gardener's shed will uncover various forms of derris, the well-known organic insecticide - but all that is set to change next year with the proposed outlawing of the product.


    Rotenone - the active ingredient obtained from the crushed root of the derris tree - has been linked to the progressive brain disorder Parkinson's disease, and a subsequent investigation by the Pesticide Safety Directive (PSD) has led to the decision to withdraw all derris-based sprays and powders.

    Although no definitive date has been set for the removal of derris from the market, sources claim that products will be available until September 2009. This will give organic gardeners plenty of time to find new artillery for the constant battle against garden pests such as aphids, caterpillars and flea beetles.

    Among the products to be targeted are Liquid Derris and Derris Dust, but organic alternatives do already exist in the shape of sprays containing fatty acids, plant oils and pyrethrums. Derris itself has been used in the amateur horticultural sector since the mid-19th Century.

    According to NHS statistics, Parkinson's disease afflicts up to 120,000 people in the UK'
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    Hi Peeps.
    What they didn't say was that the tests were done on lab rats and they were injected with the stuff daily for 5 years before symptoms occured.
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    Its more like another one of these EEC Regs. A few years ago lots of Companys stopped making products rather that pay the now fees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm
    Hi Peeps.
    What they didn't say was that the tests were done on lab rats and they were injected with the stuff daily for 5 years before symptoms occured.
    You been using it have you Norm?

    I think I'll pass.
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