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marbled paper insecticide

Spray marbled paper like halftone dots onto plants to create high-dose poison spikes that up lethality, possibly at lower doses and/or new chemicals
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A marbled-paper spray emulsion of insecticide creates a dot-halftone like pattern of insecticide on plant leaves.

This could create dose hotspots where a much higher than usual dose of an insecticide is consumed, causing a poison spike effect at the insects physiology.

This produces a more lethal at lower dose insecticide,even though the average amount of insecticide at the whole plant is the same as previous techniques or even a lower amount.

The poison spike effect could make some things which are not currently insecticides because their LD50 (lethality) effect is too low to become functional insecticides because of the much higher poison spike dose. That creates a wider range of possible insecticide chemicals that could be used, perhaps reducing chemical resistance.

This could be an effective use of pesticide spraying drones that are good at getting really near a plant. I think marbled splatter-dots from a traditional sprayer would aslo work.

beanangel, Mar 24 2019


       It's an interesting idea, but I'm concerned that the 'hit-rate' will be reduced.   

       For example, if you're trying to control aphids, you need to get every single one - any which get lucky can rapidly reproduce and cause the infestation to recur.
Loris, Mar 27 2019

       Best to use the tried and tested option of a flame-thrower, then.
8th of 7, Mar 27 2019

       Won't anyone think of the bugs?   

       Seriously though, insect populations are dying at an apocalyptically alarming rate.
RayfordSteele, Mar 27 2019

       Nice, the marbled path Death scythes.
wjt, Mar 30 2019

       I don't approve of insect exterminations using toxic chemicals.
xenzag, Mar 30 2019

       But this is a way to reduce the use of those chemicals, so shouldn't you disapprove of this less than the usual methods?
notexactly, Mar 31 2019


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