Messanger - Knowledgebase Question

Portland, ME
Question by alhosta
March 14, 2008
How effective is the new protein found in messenger for plants


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Answer from NGA
March 14, 2008

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It?s too early to say with absolute certainty that Messenger is a wonder tonic for plants, but researchers are cautiously optomistic. It is endorsed by gardening associations, including the American Rose Society, and is available in most garden centers, but you'll need to make your own judgements after using the product. Research has produced the following pros:
Plants treated with Messenger are less prone to disease and when attacked, recover faster.
Messenger can protect plants from all sorts of pathogens: fungal, bacterial and even viral.
It is not genetic or systemic.
Non-toxic and breaks down quickly
So environmentally benign it is labeled for use on aquatic plants, on or above the water line.

Balance that with the cons:
Mesenger hasn?t been around long enough to be absolutely certain of its effects
Different plants respond to different degrees
Must be reapplied every 3 weeks

Hope it works for you!

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