A replacement for Isotox

chiuchimuMarch 21, 2013

Two decades back, all I needed was two insecticides; Malathion for safe use and Isotox for a good kill. Malation is still sold(just bought some) but Isotox is off the shelves.

Isotox was great, you could use it like a contact spray and the residue on the plant gets absorbed and becomes a systemic or you could drench the soil with it for deep tissue absorption.

What affordable systemic is out there that can replace Isotox?

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The Isotox, formulated with Lindane one of the most toxic poisons allowed to be sold to homeowners, have not been allowed for 15 years or so because of that toxicity. Newer formulations are out there however and there is much research that indicates these systemic poisons are harmful to our pollinators, much more harful then the benefits they provide.
Why do you think ot necessary to use such toxic poisons?

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 7:14AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'm chuckling over the "safe use " comment.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 9:00AM
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There is a systemic still sold called Cygon 2E which works wonderfully. Troublesome scale that kept coming back on my euonymous, which other products barely controlled, was completely wiped out with two applications. This plant once near death is now the picture of health one year later. This is apparently a commercial product so you need to make friends with your local nurseryman as I did, and you may be able to purchase it that way. I bought a quart and expect it to last for years because a few teaspoons goes a long way.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 1:24AM
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Cygon 2E is reported, by the manufacturer, to be highly toxic to bees, both as a direct spray and through the pollen.
Since most plant problems, insect pests or plant diseases, can be traced back to the growing conditions that should be the first thing looked at, is this the right plant for this area. Is this the right soil for this plant? Start there instead of reaching for some product that is poisoning the planet we live on.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 7:09AM
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