Anyone grow their own pesticides?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Pony, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I was noodling around today, looking for ways to make my own pyrethrin pesticide to deal with the Cucumber Beetle situation.

    Found this site, and wondered if anyone else has tried this out yet?

    http://www.eap.mcgill.ca/AgroBio/ab360-02e.htm

    Pony!
     
  2. Mid Tn Mama

    Mid Tn Mama Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have read about beekeepers who grow this at the entrance of their beehives. The bees fly through them and it kills the varoa mites.
     

  3. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    If you grow garlic, you have the main basis for an effective pesticide.
    Also, if you grow peppers, the seeds can be used in some mixutres for an organic pesticide.
    I am not sure the base plant for rotenone, but that too.
    Pyrethrins from some form of crysanthemum is 'natural' for a source also.
     
  4. labrat

    labrat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post. Will have to look into it more.