Ask a Question forum: Kaolin clay for insect control

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 29, 2018 9:30 AM CST
Has anyone had success using food grade kaolin clay mixed with water.
To spray for bug control.
Results and mixing ratios ?

Thank you 👍👍
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 29, 2018 9:11 PM CST
It's a new one for me but here is what I found:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.c...
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 30, 2018 6:59 AM CST
Yes ! I read that, Anne.👍
I've also googled, kaolin clay, and "Surround WP".

It seams like vegetable and fruit growers, would be all over this product, since it sounds like there would be no, or much of any need for, insecticides, fungicides, or disease controls. Shrug!

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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Mar 30, 2018 7:41 AM CST
I have to wonder though, if it blocks the stomata, leaf pores, that carry out transpiration of the plant which is necessary.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 30, 2018 8:01 AM CST
In the past, i've seen farm orchards that were all white.
Humm ?🤔??? I wondered ???
What farmer had sprayed for, or what farmer sprayed with ???

I bet you, your dime, to my dollar, that it was kaolin.
It beats me, OTHERWISE ?

On one site, they showed a few pictures of orchards that had been sprayed. Trees were white. Looked just like what I've seen.

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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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