Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Wed, 3 Aug 1994 14:29:04 GMT+1

>One of the best anti-bug juice mixtures I ever saw was used by
>my grandfather. He took pipe tobacco, mixed it with water and
>created a nicotine slurry. He put the diluted juice into his
>sprayer and sprayed his plants with it. The stuff even killed
>tomato hornworms (that's odd!). It might be worth trying because
>it's simple, cheap, and effective. And it won't make you sick
>unless you dine on carnivorous plants or smoke it.

The fermentation-process does not inactivate tobacco-mosaic-virus
(TMV). I cannot think of a moreefficient way of spreading this
disease. It is not restricted to tobacco and it is known that
orchid-growing smokers infested their plants with viruses sticking on
their hands after smoking.
For virus-diseases the only cure is burning your plants!

All the best


Andreas Wistuba
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