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When is Sevin not Sevin?
Any gardener who’s been around the block a few times has probably used the insecticide Sevin®, known generically as carbaryl. First introduced to the public in 1956, carbaryl was the first commercially successful product in the carbamate insecticide class. Since then, it has been a pest control workhorse for vegetable gardeners and fruit growers. It’s relatively low cost, broad spectrum activity, and relatively short (usually 3-day) interval between application and harvest made carbaryl a popular choice for growers. Its relatively low oral and skin toxicity to mammals also made… Read More →