Chatting with my neighbor over the fence, she casually mentions that they spray a birch tree not far inside their property line for caterpillars.
I said "Oh, let me know when you're going to do it so I can protect my veggie garden from wind drift." (thinking it was a reasonable request) and she said "I think (my husband) did it already this weekend"
She went on to say "but I think Sevin's safe for vegetables."
Is it? (We're already eating salad greens from our garden -- luckily we had a heatwave over the weekend to early this week so I haven't been harvesting much...) I did a quick google and didn't get *anything* that raised red-flags. Does that mean it IS pretty safe, or what? I get suspicious when *nothing* comes up. I tried both Sevin and Cabaryl. Does anyone know a good source for more detailed info?
BTW, I also asked what kind of caterpillars because I think there's a butterfly that uses birches for food source, but she said they're tent caterpillars.
Edited I misspelled it -- it's carbaryl
This one was pretty easy to read/understand:
I'm sending the info to my neighbor