I know that there are many reading this are greatly against using chemicals on roses. If, however someone could tell me the dilution ratios for this product..ozs to gallons of water I would be very thankful. The directions have torn out of my plastic bottle.
Hi melvatoo, I'm not a proponent of heavy duty insecticide use but I did purchase some Ortho Rosepride spray for some mini roses that I brought home from the store and found they were sporting whiteflies, spider mites and aphids. They look much better after only one spraying.
As for the Sevin, never used it. I LOVE my bumblebees, although I'm not too crazy for the yellowjackets later in the Fall!
My best friend had her husband spray the yard with Sevin. I told them the yard will glow and have a half life. Sevin is my last resort ever. I did resort to insecticidal soap for the mites that were damaging my delphinium and for roses I will spray for blackspot if I have to.
I love the Bayer 3 in one systemic. It feeds and protects without harming any of the beneficial insects.
If you mean Bayer 3 in 1, it was withdrawn from the market in the U.K in April of 2010. Priorities are very different in different places. Sometimes it involves politics. I keep reading on sites like Wikipedia that it kills bees, but I've been using this product for at least 4 years and I have a billion bees of all kinds. I finally remembers that virtually anyone can write anything on Wikipedia, and that, yes, people have agendas and passions that have nothing to do with science.
I live in a conservation community. I use organics first, if I can, although I avoid commonly suggested ones that are toxic to humans. I think that sensible, careful and minimally used chemicals can be of benefit. If you use them responsibly, and as a last resort, Then I think it's fine. My roses were being decimated by japanese beetles before I used this product. I have hummingbirds (3) who visit daily and sip the nectar from my plants, several kinds of butterflies, praying mantises, katydids and more worms than you can shake a stick at. Pyrethrum, an extract of mums, is natural, coming from a flower, Wikipedia praises it, but it has killed people's pets, especially cats, and if inhaled it can harm you. I t was sold to me in powder form to be used as a dust (think it might be inhaled?) and I threw it out.
You are so kind! You gave me a lot of help last year (if you remember) with RRD. I believe I am a very green person and am very concerned about manmade problems hurting our earth. However the proverbial saying "don't throw the baby out with the bath water" speaks to another concern that I have, and that is, there is a place for reasonable thinking in our efforts to correct our behavior. All I can say is that with work, I'm a very time occupied. There are some distinct benefits to observe the "good" things that technology has afforded us. I, for one, simply don't have a choice but to use something that works easily and quickly because I JUST ABSOLUELY LOVE MY ROSES! :-) Thanks again for your kindness. I'll step off my soapbox now. lol