TZ -OH6 wrote:No, overwatering would not do that.
Glad to see we do agree on some things!
It very evident that many of the organic gardeners frequenting this forum hate carbaryl with a passion and like to take any and all opportunities, real or imagined to bash it, traditional pesticides and fertilizers, and anyone that uses them, but in this case I just don't see a reasonable link between everyday traditional garden practices and the problem seen in the picture.
If you are talking about me, I do keep working on educating people about what it is they are spraying on their yards. I don't think most people are aware of the hazards and environmental effects. They use this stuff just because it is accepted practice, without thinking it through. I think people should have the information to make informed choices, just as doctors are required to give patients information to all "informed consent." I don't believe I have ever "bashed" or in any way demeaned, derided, disparaged, or any other of all those d words, anyone for using Sevin or for any choices they make. I'm very clear that my role here is as educator, not judge!
I have said many times, we all have to sort all this out for ourselves and figure out what makes sense in our own circumstances and none of us are perfectly "green." I have said that I still occasionally use Roundup on my property for the poison ivy and I use Miracle Grow potting soil for starting seeds. So I know I am not a "perfectly organic" gardener. It's the compromise that works for me so far. We all have to find that. It just helps to have information on which to base those choices.