IPM: Tips for preparing your spray solution

November 16, 2014 12 Comments

So you've probably seen our recipe for the weekly IPM spray.

1 Gallon warm water
1 tablespoon Neem Oil
5ml Agsil16H Liquid Solution
1/2 Ounce Essential Oil Blend (optional)

But how do you make sure it all comes together and mixes properly?

This video has a few tricks that should really help.



12 Responses

Paul
Paul

October 16, 2019

Hey Jeremy,
You say “you can use this spray up until the first couple of weeks of flowering”. Does this mean before you go into flowering or are you saying I can spray during the first two weeks in flower?
Also can i use this solution on the soil as well?
Would there be any benefit in the soil?
Thanks

Jesse
Jesse

October 16, 2019

Basic transcript to go along with the video:

to make 1 gallon:

1 gallon warm water
1/8 tsp of 200x Aloe Vera powder per gallon. (this weighs about 0.3 grams)

mix aloe and water into sprayer first. let it soak for a few minutes, make the rest of the spray separately:

Agsil 16H Liquid solution:
3 tablespoons Agsil 16H for every 8 oz water. You can store this liquid solution when not in use.

In a blender:

warm water
1 tablespoon neem oil
5 ml Agsil 16H liquid solution
1/2 oz essential oils

blend. should turn milky white.

any floating chunks mean neem oil did not emulsify properly, would be wise to blend longer or just start over and watch the full video. If it’s good, stir up the Aloe Vera water and add the blended Neem solution.

apply with lights off. keep shaking while spraying to keep emulsified.

key is to make sure it’s emulsified properly.

Beth
Beth

April 24, 2017

Thought that the ratio for the essential oils was six drops per gal of water?

Parastoo
Parastoo

July 03, 2016

Hi Jeremy ,
I usually mix my neem and the essential oil withDr. Bronner’s SAL SUDS , mix it well and keep it for few weeks and use it every week mixing the solution which is like a cream with water each time I need to spray. Is that ok? Does it reduce the potency keeping it this way?

Thank You.

James
James

February 19, 2016

Hi,

Is there a reason you don’t use pre-mixed aloe juice instead of the straight powder? I make about a weeks worth of aloe juice I keep in a shaker bottle, then use this in my sprays.

mike
mike

February 08, 2016

Sip no till… you have other videos for it yet? Enjoy your videos hope to see more.

Frank
Frank

July 31, 2015

Hey Jeremy,
I have many aloe plants growing around my house.
How can I use the actual plant for the spray?
Thanks again!
Frank

martin
martin

July 14, 2015

Hi Jeremy
Just wanted to know if you had any links you could share
Looking for a expert / sales assis in the hand pump sprayers market

The Chapin you use is way to big for my garden use & trying
to tell a sales person you want a sprayer for spraying compost teas
The general answer is " you should speak with the manufacturer
of the compost teas product " Ahhhhhh !

So if you know anyone who would understand the conversation
& help me find another sprayer option in a smaller version
that would be much appreciated

Regards
Martin

Mark
Mark

June 18, 2015

How long will this mix last if not all of the mix is used.

lou
lou

June 06, 2015

can you use this on vegetable plants too i have a minor infestation and don’t want to spray anything dangerous

tlo
tlo

May 14, 2015

hey guys, can you replace the neem oil with neem meal? and how much would you add?

Carlos M.
Carlos M.

November 27, 2014

Just wanted to say thank you for your business and doing this to see how it is done. It certainly help me with done questions I had

Thank you
CM

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