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Garden Spray Programme

GENERAL ORGANIC SPRAY PROGRAMME FOR BIOGROWERS

May be applied to roses, veggies, fruit trees and general flower beds.

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General Spray Programme:

Below are instructions on how best to use our products in an ongoing program in your garden.

This general program may be used on roses, veggies and fruit trees as well as for general use, from the beginning of the season if possible.

Because our products are made with natural ingredients that break down quickly, they need to be sprayed regularly as a preventative measure.

There are 3 facets to plant care – nutrition, insect and disease control – and by mixing a cocktail of our products as shown below – all these bases are covered. Always mix the products at their minimum dosage level as there is synergy between them which enhances their efficacy.

Mix A

Copper Soap 50ml / 5 ℓ water

Biotrissol 25ml / 5 ℓ water

Bioneem 50ml / 5 ℓ water
(Bioneem = preventative or PYROL if there is an infestation or NEUDOSAN – see below)

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Mix B

Phyta 25ml / 5 ℓ   water     (for roses use Copper Soap which gives better control for Black Spot)

Bioneem 50ml / 5 ℓ water   (as above)

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In an ideal world these mixes should be alternated on a fortnightly basis.  Otherwise use MIX A every 10 to 14 days, If it is necessary to apply fungicide weekly (in highly infectious periods) then only add Biotrissol into every alternate cocktail.

If it rains soon after spraying, or if you pick up signs of insect or disease activity, you should shorten the spray interval to weekly.

Spray in the coolest part of the day to avoid phytotoxicity.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

INSECT CONTROL

Preventative

BIONEEM       50 mℓ / 5 ℓ water                  Low insect infestation

Remedial

PYROL             75 – 100 mℓ / 5 ℓ water         High insect infestation (broad spectrum)

NEUDOSAN       75 – 100 mℓ / 5 ℓ water         Signs of soft bodied insect activity

Bioneem and Neudosan are soft on beneficial insects.  Pyrol is a broad-spectrum contact insecticide with low residual actions. Pyrol would be used in a crisis management situation as a spot spray where problems exist.

If there is already an insect problem Pyrol should be used instead of Bioneem, Pyrol is a contact insecticide which works best if it lands directly on the insect or is eaten by the insect within 12 hours of spraying, while Bioneem is preventative and needs to be ingested to be effective, it will disrupt the mating cycle of the insect.  If the problem is aphids or soft-bodied insects only then Neudosan can be used instead of Bioneem or PyrolNeudosan will not offer control on any beetles or caterpillars, but will help with aphids, thrips, Psylla and whitefly.  If the pest is nocturnal then Pyrol should be applied late in the day to ensure consumption by the insect while the product is still active.  On edible crops the rule is spray today – eat tomorrow.

FUNGAL CONTROL

Under dry conditions alternate your fungal programme at 14-day intervals.  Under wetter conditions decrease your spray interval according to infectious periods – product may be used weekly if necessary.

COPPER SOAP     50 mℓ / 5 ℓ water.

Copper Soap is a preventative product.  It will control anthracnose, Downey and powdery mildew, botrytis and black spot.

Actives:                   Copper Soap         Copper Octanoate (18g / ℓ Cu)

Under wet and humid conditions Phyta can be used.

PHYTA                 25 mℓ / 5 ℓ water

This is a preventative and remedial systemic product that will control downy and powdery mildew, botrytis, phytophtora and pythium.

FOLIAR FEEDING

BIOTRISSOL      25 mℓ / 5ℓ water            Fortnightly or as required, spray or drench.  Complete feed.

PHYTA                25ml / 5ℓ water               Plant Tonic – contains no N, additional disease benefit

SLUG AND SNAIL CONTROL

FERRAMOL          5 g / m²                         Long lasting, rain fast, non-toxic pellets.

May be used on edible crops right up to harvest.

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THINK! before you spray! 

  • Spray in the  coolest part of the day to avoid burn, but also because your beneficial insects are less active then.
  • Get your timing right, our products are only active for 12 hours after spraying them, so if you are trying to treat an insect feeding at night, it stands to reason that you should spray late in the afternoon so that the insecticide is still active when the insect feeds… if you spray in the morning for a noctural insect the product will not be active anymore by the time the insect feeds
  • We are aiming for balance.  If you remove all your insect ‘pests’ you will not attract birds.  If you get rid of all the caterpillars, you won’t have the butterflies… some of which are essential pollinators.

SPRAY TODAY, EAT TOMORROW

Registration numbers of our products with Act # 36 of 1947

Copper Soap – L7064

Phyta – K6152

Pyrol – L7062

Neudosan – L7063

Bioneem – L6958

Biotrissol – B3304

Ferramol – L7058

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