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Q.I Read Your Article Re: Cinnamon For Pest Control & As A Fungicide. I Have Two Questions. Will It Also End Up Killing Beneficial M

Zone 10801 | Anonymous added on March 30, 2021 | Answered

ycorrhizae & mycobacterium species? Would it be effective in preventing wilt, blight or other such crop wide infections? Even if s omething like this affected my entire garden of heirloom tomatoes last season? The second question is whether cinnamon has a pesti cide or pest deterrent effect on other insects, specifically, fleas, mites, ticks, termites &/ or mosquitos I want to make sure it won’t counter the beneficial effects of legume inoculants for snap peas & green beans as well as other mycorrhizae & mycobacterium supplements for tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, lettuce, squash/zucchini, rhubarb &/ or strawberries. Also, those for perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, roses, grasses & other foliage plants. Thanks for your help.

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Answered on March 30, 2021

This article supports the cinnamon as an effective fungicide but I didn't find anything about whether it had adverse affects on mycorrhizae & mycobacterium species. If you are worried about it, I would not use the cinnamon, especially in large areas. Cinnamon is expensive!



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