WAC 314-55-105 Pesticide Disclosure
We inoculate all cuttings "clones" with Actinovate AG.
Actinovate AG is a biofungicide which is a cultivated bacterial strain that agressively attacks predatory fungi and bacteria found on plants and soil.
Actinovate AG: Streptomyces Lydius WYEC 108 - EPA # 73314-1
We use SuffOil-X during the vegetative stage as a preventative spray against soft-bodied insects and mites as well as to control fungi such as powdery mildew.
What is SuffOil-X?
Spray Oil Emulsion Fungicide, Insecticide and Miticide. It is the ideal choice for effective insect, mite and disease control in a broad range of greenhouse, nursery and vegetable crops.
What pests does SuffOil-X control?
SuffOil-X has a wide range of activity on most mites, scales, aphids, psyllids, mealybugs, early stage caterpillars, whiteflies, leafminers and other immature or adult soft bodied insects. It is also effective on eggs of mites, aphids and some moths. As a fungicide, SuffOil-X also controls rust and powdery mildew.
What is the mode of action of SuffOil-X?
The primary mode of action is suffocation. This mode of action requires total spray coverage. As a fungicide, it interferes with the attachment of the pathogen to the host.
Is SuffOil-X systemic?
No. It is a contact material.
SuffOil-X: Mineral Oil - EPA # 48813-1-68539
In the event we find caterpillars on the farm we use OMRI Listed Monterey Bt Liquid Concentrate.
What is Monterey B.t.?
It is a biological insecticide that can be used on fruit trees, vegetables, ornamentals and many other plants. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki strain SA-12 (Btk). This product affects only the larval (caterpillars) stage of the Lepidoptera order. Once the larvae ingests the Btk, the bacteria works to stop feeding until death occurs. It will not affect birds or beneficial insects (bees, green lacewing, ladybugs, etc.)
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Caterpillars
Monterey B.t.: B. thuringiensis kurstaki strain SA-12 solids, spores and Lepidopteran active toxins (At least 6 million viable spores per mg) - EPA # 70051-106-54705