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Oberon Effect

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Dave, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Dave

    Dave Active Member Supporting Member

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    Stumbled onto a series of youtube videos describing the devastating effects of a Bayer miticide called Oberon on a commercial Cymbidium grower in New Zealand. The stuff killed his plants. Check it out.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/OberonEffect
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dave, did you forget something? A link?
     
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    Thanks for this new.
    This miticide in Italy have another name ( Envidor), we show the risk to italian growers.
     
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    EGOISTA,
    It seems that Bayer is claiming that their application instructions were off, and that the main issue is that growers were not told that application should occur only during cool months.
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    something similar happened years ago with benlate but it was contaminated with the herbicide atrazine.
    destroyed businesses, lives plus had serious health impacts.
    dupont finally pulled it from the market in 2001 after 33 years on the market....
     
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    Your clarification Dave is very important , certainly we do not want to demonize anyone. My boyfriend is phytoiatric and we are taking adequate informations on this molecule first to warn the growers. I know very well the Benlate case, but I also know people who hide in the pantry dozens of bottles bought in stock when a product was recalled because it was very effective.