email received March 12 2006 about a nerve poison used on potatoes.
Your email regarding potatoes rang alarm bells about another chemical - I think it was about eighteen months ago I had some info from the Soil Association about Aldicarb and potatoes, and its harmful efflects. (Classified by WHO as extremely hazardous).
It's a nerve poison, and is used to kill insects and worms on plants.
The chemical is
"taken up by the roots and circulated around the whole plant".The residue has been found in potatoes. See info below which warns that the pesticide granules themselves are harmful to the skin, among other things. I do not know how this chemical is applied - are the granules just scattered on the land, or are they applied in solution?
Maybe one of warmwell's readers could advise? Is its use widespread, or has it been replaced by something else?