Research Article: Nicotine Keeps Leaf-Loving Herbivores at Bay

Date Published: August 17, 2004

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): unknown

Abstract: None

Partial Text: Sooner or later, a gardener looking for “nontoxic” ways to control the inevitable attack on a favorite plant will discover the nicotine remedy. Steep a cup of loose tobacco in a gallon of water, let it sit overnight, strain, and spray away. Caterpillars, aphids, and a diverse array of insects predisposed to devouring plants will soon abandon your vegetables and flowers in search of less disagreeable forage.

Source:

http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0020250

 

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