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Old 08-08-2017, 02:36 PM
 
Location: deep forest...BEARS?
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Besides when you get sciencey types arguing over who is smarter, it is always amusing.
LOL, how true. I tend to err on the side of caution and do not use pesticides. I only used Round Up once and that was on the poison ivy coming up through the deck. Figured THAT was worth the risk. A lot of things are only theories--like that they cause cancer or have other detrimental effects and then years later, it's finally proven to be true.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:10 PM
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Location: Naperville, Illinois
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Vasily, you've been on these boards for what, 8 years, and must have noticed by now that most of these threads meander a bit, often to areas completely different. Discussing toxicity of garden chemicals in a garden thread, where people are considering use, is hardly "silly", especially since others in the future might read the thread. Hopefully they'll find the topic informative, especially if they recognize that environmental and toxicology issues are complex, often without black and white answers,
Yeah, it's called going off topic or hijacking a thread, and threads frequently get shut down here and elsewhere for that reason. What you end up with is two or three "experts" thrashing each other to defend their supposed expertise -- in this case, in a thread titled "Is this poison ivy?" rather than "which of these guys knows more about what he/she is talking about?".
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