Lawn Insecticide - Knowledgebase Question

Grand Rapids, MI
Question by jholtvluwer
November 20, 1998
Can I use an insecticide meant for lawns, on my gardens? I have problems with Japanese beetles in my red raspberries. I think they come from the soil of the berry patch. Also I have problems with nematodes with my underground crops, onions and the like. I'm talking about using granulted/powder types normally applied with a drop spreader. There is no relevant info on the bags about this, i.e. Bugout and Greenview. Unless you suggest I contact them, will it's use as I propose work and still be safe to eat the crops where it was used? If I use it way ahead of harvest will that make any difference? Thanks for your past and present help, this is a great service!


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Answer from NGA
November 20, 1998

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prevent flies from getting to the plants, but in a badly infested area, onion flies can emerge, mate and lay eggs all under the cover so check periodically. prevent flies from getting to the plants, but in a badly infested area, onion flies can emerge, mate and lay eggs all under the cover so check periodically.

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