I’ve read that tobacco is a good natural deterrent of garden pests; does this mean that it doesn’t require pesticides to grow?



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    The chemical derived from tobacco for agricultural use is Nicotine. Nicotine is a pesticide and a poison to both insect and humans.

    While Nicotine can be naturally derived and can be called “organic” it is banned from use under the USDA Organic regulations.

    The use of Nicotine is also suspected to be a factor in the recent bee disappearance on American agricultural land: http://www.injuryboard.com/national-news/nicotine-based-pesticide-may-explain-bee-colony-collapse.aspx?googleid=249590

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