We all know how Goldacre et al scream about the placebo effect. When we say that plants cannot have a placebo effect, they go uh, oh, ah. And remain silent or try to deflect the attention.
To all the silly skeptics out there: YOU ARE TALKING FROM THE BACK OF YOUR NECK!
This is what I received from someone in New Zealand, after the use of homoeopathic Coccinella was applied to his apple trees. There are two images: one of the treated trees and one of the trees that received no treatment - after all, we need to have controls, to properly establish if there is an effect at all.
Fist we will show you the untreated trees, so you have an idea of the devastation
"Innitially for the sawfly larvae I used Bombyx with an average response. Those treated trees are not in the photo.
Then you said to use Coccinella and I did and that is the result.
2-3 days after the remedy the larvae completely dried off and then dissapeared.
As I would like to try again next season (they may come again), I did not want to send the photos until I had another confirmation, but in the end all I did different in those trees was that treatment with Coccinella 6C at the roots.
I prepared the remedy in accord with hpathy.com, put it in a barrel with a tap that was on a trailer, then water at each root about 3-5 liters, not much at all.
I keep in touch with you as diseases are plenty on fruit trees in New Zealand.
In my orchard as I can see, the pears are fine, but the apples main disease is blackspot. I am pruning the trees soon, let me know what I should do best to prevent the disease coming back next season."
This is the picture of the treated trees.