Need organic pesticide for squash and stick bugs

barberberryfarm(8A)January 14, 2012

I have a 122 pole outdoor "Hydrostacker" hydroponic garden which contains around 1300 plants. The last 2 years I was growing tomatoes and strawberries, but it gets too hot in central Alabama in the summer to produce quality strawberries so I'm switching completely to vegetables this coming season. I'd also like to switch to an organic pesticide, but it has to be strong enough to kill squash and stink bugs. Does anyone know of such a pesticide and where to get it?

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grizzman

If you find a good one, let me know.
I've always heard the only effective way to get rid of squash bugs was manually. It works, but its time consuming.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 9:05AM
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barberberryfarm(8A)

grissman: I also posted my question on the Vegetable Forum and have had some good responses. The link is below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vegetable Forum Link

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 11:13AM
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ray4852

The best organic spray to use is Pyganic. it kills everything. its very expensive.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 10:55PM
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barberberryfarm(8A)

ray4825: Thanks. I checked the label and there wasn't any mention of squash or stick bugs. Just for clarity since it is so expensive, did your garden have squash and/or stink bugs around your squash and tomato plants last season and did Pyganic actually kill them?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 11:06AM
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ray4852

I didn't have stink bugs on my squash last year. Pyganic kills stink bugs. Its on the list of bugs this stuff kills. it cost me 50 dollars for a quart last season. The product is slowly coming down in price. I use it to kill tarnish bugs and jap beetles on my strawberries. its good stuff. you can see the list of bugs this stuff kills right here.

http://www.mgk.com/Crop-Protection/PyGanic_1_4.aspx

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 2:38PM
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barberberryfarm(8A)

Thanks Ray for the extra info. I'll definitely check it out.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 9:29AM
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