Pesticides: Gardening Without DDT

Dibrom is morbid spelled backward.

Happily, it is also one of many pest controls that can keep gardens green with out the dangers of DDT and similar chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides.

Others are helpfully summarized in the current issue of Cry California, an eco logically astute magazine that deserves to be better known outside its state.

The best defense against common pests, says Cry California, is simply to keep the garden well watered, fed and weeded. A strong blast of water from the garden hose is often effective against leafhoppers and spittlebugs. Such nat ural predators as birds, ladybugs and lacewings wreak havoc...

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