BuildASoil Horticultural Aloe BuildASoil Horticultural Aloe
BuildASoil Horticultural Aloe
Rated 5.0 out of 5
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BuildASoil's New Horticultural Aloe! Key Points: The Lignin's in Aloe Vera allow the plants to utilize the nutrient and moisture supply more efficiently with less stress on the plant. Plants grow healthier, larger and greener due to the plants ability to better use the UV rays from the sun allowing photosynthesis to take place more efficiently. Does not alter the genetic makeup of the plant. Organically grown product. Proven and documented by Texas A&M. The new aloe vera stabilization process is critical to obtain the result listed here. The first patent I was awarded was the hand filleted method. The rind was discarded and only the fillet was used. After 38 years it was discovered that a large percentage of the actives in the aloe vera plant were being thrown away with the rind. In 1962 I developed and patented the whole leaf method to stabilize the gel. Clinical studies showed this process to be superior to the hand filleted method of processing. In 1984, I received a third patent to process aloe vera to create a product to stimulate plant growth by processing the aloe vera leaves differently. It should be noted that this whole leaf aloe vera product can not be consumed orally. It is for plants only. It is hoped that this background information assists you in becoming more knowledgeable about our company and the benefits that can be derived from the use of our aloe product. Useful Info It is important that workers wear rubber gloves when handling the freeze dried powder and the concentrated liquid made from the powder due to the laxative effect. It is not necessary once the product is diluted to a solution. How to Use 1 Ounce makes 10-25 Gallons of Potent Foliar Spray. Horticultural Use 1 tsp per gallon 100 gr per 33 gallons 1 kg per 330 gallons seed soak for 4-12 hours plant cutting soak for 4-12 hour foliar spray in morning before full sun Acreage Use 1 kg will treat 2.5 acres with 4 full sprays 100 gr per 33 gallons water foliar 1 acre
200x Aloe Vera Powder Flakes Certified Organic 200x Aloe Vera Powder Flakes Certified Organic
200x Aloe Vera Powder Flakes Certified Organic
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 455 ratings
from $29.04
Inner Filet 200X (Fine Powder Flakes) FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ALOE! NOTICE: ONLY MAKE WHAT YOU CAN USE THAT DAY.There aren't any preservatives and the best use is only for immediate consumption. Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place and make sure no moisture can enter the bag for longer shelf life. Measurements below are at 1/8th teaspoon per gallon 1 oz Aloe = 1.5 gallons of Pure Aloe Vera Juice = over 100 Gallons of Plant Food. 4 oz Aloe = 6 gallons of Pure Aloe Vera Juice = over 400 Gallons of Plant Food. 16 oz (1 lb) Aloe = 24 gallons of Pure Aloe Vera Juice = over 1600 Gallons of Plant Food. 1 Kilo (35 Ounces) = 52.5 gallons of Pure Aloe Vera Juice = over 3200 Gallons of Plant Food. There are roughly 12.0-12.5 teaspoons of Aloe Vera Powder Flakes per 1 oz package. To make an 8oz glass of pure aloe vera juice, 1/2 teaspoon of flakes is ideal. Each Batch is Certified: Want to see our certification? Here it is! CLICK HERE (Notice We Have A New Certification Every Month, The One Above Is Just an Example) Certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) ACTIV aloe standardized to contain no less than 10% polysaccharide (by dry weight) Leading Supplier of the Best Aloe vera in the World Leading supplier of Aloe vera raw materials. Sustainable farming, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and advanced scientific research. See How this Aloe is Made!!! See The Farm. Click Here (Large File 10mb may take a minute to load) 1 Ounce makes about 1.5 Gallons of Pure Aloe Vera Juice No Preservatives like the store bought stuff (Around $28.00 for a gallon in the store) Use your own pure clean water instead of trusting the Jug of Aloe Juice to contain clean water. Useful Info Aloe has two main properties that we are interested in for growing plants. #1 Salycilic Acid: Makes this dry powder excellent for cloning! Willow root isn't even as good. Aloe vera contains Salicylic acid which is an aspirin-like compound with anti -inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-bacterial properties.http://biologie.univ-mrs.fr/upload/p189/salicylicreview.pdf #2 Saponins: Another constituent of Aloe vera includes saponins. These are soapy substances from the gel that is capable of cleansing and having antiseptic properties. The saponins perform strongly as anti-microbial against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeasts. CHECK THIS OUT---->>> More reading on Aloe Vera and it's Chemical Constituents - http://www.herballegacy.com/Baldwin_Chemical.html HOW TO USE THIS ALOE? Check out our blog post. http://buildasoil.com/blogs/news/12276301-how-to-use-organic-200x-aloe-vera-in-your-garden Qmatrix® is a quantum leap in quality Aloe vera manufacturing. The Qmatrix® process is not a single step in the process or a single piece of manufacturing equipment, but is a synergy of scientifically developed processes designed to retain a higher degree of product freshness and biological activity than any other production method in use today. Freshness was a key goal in the development of the Qmatrix® process, but it had to be combined with the retention of biological activity. Only Aloecorp has the knowledge and resources necessary to conceive of, evaluate and complete such an extensive re-engineering of the Aloe manufacturing process. Aloe manufactured by the Qmatrix® process combines the following: A patented method of polysaccharide preservation A patented method of manufacturing Aloe vera Proprietary Rapid High-Throughput Processes (RHTP) A patented Low Temperature Short Time (LTST) drying process that has been proven to retain heat-sensitive nutritional and functional Aloe components. The remarkable results of the new Qmatrix® process can be found in the unparalleled quality of these new Aloecorp Aloe vera raw material products. How To Use NOTICE: ONLY MAKE WHAT YOU CAN USE THE SAME DAY. There aren't any preservatives and the best use is only for immediate consumption. For Watering or Foliar Spraying Plants: 1 Gallon Water = Mix 1/2 Teaspoon Aloe Vera Powder 50 Gallons Water = Mix 1-4 tablespoons Aloe Vera Powder Notice: Aloe Vera Powder may need to sit in water for 10 Minutes to properly dissolve and activate the properties to maximum benefit. If your aloe won’t mix in water, just come back in 10 minutes and stir. Specific Uses: During Cloning as a powerful rooting stimulator During any phase of plant growth as a natural plant immunity builder For Use in Foliar Spray as a mild wetting agent and plant tonic. Google Aloe Vera Use for many other practical applications.
Agsil16H Potassium Silicate Agsil16H Potassium Silicate
Agsil16H Potassium Silicate
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 351 ratings
from $24.00
Description FREE SHIPPING ON SELECT AGSIL16H! (see above) AGSIL16H is manufactured by PQ corporation and is one of the few silica products on the market that is water soluble. This simple powder will save money over buying water based Silica Bottle products. This is approved for organic use as a foliar spray and is an excellent oil emulsifier. See the MSDS report here: AGSIL16H MSDS PDF Compare to Pro-Tekt, Rhino Skin, Silica Blast and all other Silica Bottled products. There is no secret ingredient, all are made from potassium silicate. **************************************************************************************** Price Comparison 1 Quart for $18.00: Other Online stores offer 1 Quart of Product for $22..00 with Free Shipping. OR 3 Quarts for $22.00: 1 Pound of AGSIL16H that will make well over 3 Quarts with Free Shipping. How's that for value even at the 1 pound price? **************************************************************************************** Useful Info Research on the subject: (Much more info if you follow the link) http://www.nutri-tech.com.au/blog/2010/06/silica-the-hidden-cost-of-chemicals/ Silica - The Hidden Cost of Chemicals A major mineral is missing in many soils and most soil tests do not even monitor its presence. This mineral can increase stress resistance, boost photosynthesis and chlorophyll content, improve drought resistance, salt tolerance and soil fertility and prevent lodging. lt can also reduce insect pressure, frost damage and destructive disease while lowering irrigation rates, neutralizing heavy metal toxicity and countering the negative effects of excess sodium. If I were to tell you that this same missing mineral can increase root growth, boost yield and enhance crop quality, you could well ask, “how could we have overlooked something so important?” and you would be correct. It has been a serious oversight. The mineral in question is silicon, and science is rapidly revealing the scope and scale of our silicon neglect. Poverty in a Sea of Abundance Silicon is not classed as an essential nutrient, but, in response to a wealth of new findings highlighting the importance of this nutrient, that status may soon change. Silicon is the second most abundant mineral on the planet. It is everywhere. Clays are alumina silicates and sand is largely silicon, so how could there be a shortage of silicon? The answer lies in the form of silicon that enters the plant. Plants uptake silicon as silicicacid and this is what is missing in the soil. Something we have done in conventional agriculture appears to have compromised the conversion of insoluble silicon into the plant available form. It may reflect a mineral imbalance or we may have knocked out some of the soil microbe species that solubilise this mineral. It is not yet understood what drove the widespread deficiency but we do know that a healthy, disease suppressive soil should contain 100 ppm of monosilicic acid (as measured in a soil analysis) and very few soils come anywhere near that mark! Little was known about the multiple roles of silicon until recently. It was known to be present in every soil but it was only when it became less plant available that it was realized that there may be a link between this loss and a host of growing problems. During the last decade, silicon seems to have become “flavor of the month” in the soil science community. Researchers have delved more deeply and hundreds of papers have been presented at the International Silicon Conferences in Brazil and South Africa. This neglected mineral is now emerging as a key player in proactive pest and disease management and the production of nutrient dense food. If you are not yet aware of the silicon story then this article should serve to fill some gaps. In Conclusion Proactivity is the essence of the biological approach. If you understand how plants protect themselves, then you provide the necessary components to maximise that process and minimize the need for chemical intervention. In this context, silicon is an essential pre-requisite for proactive pest and stress management and should be an integral part of every good nutrition program. Source: https://www.thcfarmer.com/community/threads/plant-available-silicon-soluble-silicon-in-fertilizer-sources-aafpco-approved-method.76318/ How To Use Dry Recipe Use 1.5 Grams (Just under 1/2 teaspoon) Per Gallon of Water for Foliar Spray or Soil Drench. How to use this powder dry with your Neem Oil: Mix 1.5 grams (Just under 1/2 Teaspoon) AgSil 16H with 1/2 Ounce Ahimsa Pure Neem Oil to emulsify the oil. Then mix this emulsified oil with one gallon final volume spray solution. Spray every other week covering all plant surfaces (top and bottom of leaves) until it runs off. Liquid Recipe Make your own nutrient bottle! Here is a recipe to make a liquid version of a Silica Nutrient. Just follow the mixing recipe below.   If you don't have a scale: Use 3 Tablespoons of Agsil16H for every 8 ounces water. Following the above recipe to make 1 Liter of Liquid Solution you would mix 148 Grams of Agsil16H into 1 Liter of water. Then you can store it in a bottle or jar and shake well before using. (1 Liter of water is about 34 Ounces) Here is a photo what 148 Grams of Agsil16H looks like. I weighed this out and then put into this container so you can hopefully do this without a scale at your house. Use the Liquid Solution you just made at 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per gallon. Yes, it's safe to use on every single watering, but we don't do that because we don't feel it's required with ANY ingredient. Some people use Aloe and Silica with every watering and we have seen stunning results. Use 1/2 teaspoon of the solution per gallon to foliar spray. (I've used 2-3 Teaspoons per gallon without ill effects, but encourage you to start slow and see what you think)
Neem and Karanja Mixed 50/50 Neem and Karanja Mixed 50/50
Neem and Karanja Mixed 50/50
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 124 ratings
from $26.40
Neem and Karanja 50/50 Mix Back in stock and better than ever! FREE SHIPPING on select Neem and Karanja 50/50 Mix! Neem and Karanja? You asked for it, and we Mixed them up! Slow Release Nitrogen, Aerates, Nourishes, Promotes Plant Growth & Resistance, Improves Soil Quality. Excellent for Vegan Organic Gardening. We Order Pallets of Neem Cake and Karanja Cake and provide a value by shipping any quantity and allowing you to mix it with other ingredients. The Karanja Cake is beautiful, and has a very mild odor compared to Neem Cake. Almost identical in properties to the Neem cake, this Karanja Cake is one of our best products. Thanks to Terviva and their amazing Certified Organic Karanja Products. Useful Info Karanja Cake is the residue obtained from Karanja seed kernels which have been crushed to extract the oil. Rich in N-P-K, it is an excellent organic fertilizer. Karanja cake has been known to enrich the soil and protect the plant. Earthworm populations have been known to increase where neem cake has been applied. How To Use Use full strength or mixed with other organic (kelp, seaweed, manure, etc.) Apply before (the area can be prepared up to a week or 10 days before planting) or during planting or for established plants around root zone. Use mixed into the soil 6-8 inches or as basal dressing. Coverage:180 to 360 lbs./acre, 1lb. for plots 100 to 160 sq.ft.   How To Mix into your Container Soil: 1/2 Cup per cubic foot will be plenty (Cubic foot is about 7.5 gallons of soil) 1 cup weighs approx. 6.5 ounces.
Neem Oil - 1 Pint - Wild Harvest From India Neem Oil - 1 Pint - Wild Harvest From India
Neem Oil - 1 Pint - Wild Harvest From India
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 125 ratings
$24.00
Ahimsa Organics Neem Oil is Wild-crafted, cold pressed from carefully stored seeds* of the Neem tree. This oil is perfect for skin care, animal care & herbal use or as an agricultural spray. It is rich in all the liminoids and compounds that have earned Neem oil it's title as A Tree For Solving Global Problems. The oil is guaranteed free of aflatoxin* which is a fungus that can grow on poorly cleaned or stored seeds. It has a strong garlic/nutty aroma - unpleasant to some but loved by those who have experienced it's healing and protective powers. This is a premium Neem oil!!! Much more effective than your typical Neem Oil at the local Garden Store. Imported From India and Carefully Stored for maximum potency. Useful Info NOTE-Neem Oil is mainly composed of glycerides of palmitin, stearin, and linolic acids. Neem Oil is similar to Palm Oil. Both oils deposit stearin at low temperatures and especially after they solidify. This process is repeated with each cycle of freezing and thawing. Neem Oil has a high wax content and therefore clouds at 16 C (60.8 F) and tends to solidify at 12 C (53.6 F). At temperatures below 5 C (41 F), Neem Oil is solid and on thawing will deposit stearin. This can be filtered out if needed. It is also normal to find creamy globules of fatty acid deposits in Neem Oil stored at room temperature. These will melt on thawing.Ahimsa Organics Neem Oil is independently verified to be free of any pesticides or harmful levels of any metals. How To Use Use at 1 Tablespoon Per Gallon along With Agsil16h to Emulsify. That means 1 gallon of Neem oil will make 256 gallons of Potent Foliar Spray. Compare to over $400.00 Per Gallon for Einstein Neem Oil.
Tweetmint Enzyme Plant Wash Tweetmint Enzyme Plant Wash
Tweetmint Enzyme Plant Wash
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 84 ratings
from $38.50
TweetMint Enzyme Plant Wash is the perfect household cleaning companion; safe, nontoxic and strong enough for any task. It is biodegradable and will not contaminate people or environment. Experience the awesome power of all natural activated enzyme. We were looking at enzyme cleaners for Pesticide use and came across this company along with all the TONS of free information that they publish. Because the IPM PDF they offer is so awesome we wanted to share it here with you: FREE INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT GUIDE CLICK HERE Useful Info (The statements expressed herein are the personal views of author Stephen L. Tvedten, and do not reflect those of Safe Solutions, Inc. and are for informational purposes only) Pest control expert Stephen Tvedten has patented and documented the process of using enzyme compounds as biological pesticides to achieve safe, nontoxic control of insects. Tvedten's Patented Process has 77 claims on the process of using various surfactant formulas and enzyme compositions to control a broad array of pests such as insects, arachnids, bacteria, viruses, and mold. The patent protects the use of enzyme-based compounds as a nontoxic alternative to pesticide for controlling insects and arachnids. In The Best Control 2 IPM encyclopedia, Stephen Tvedten outlines how through years of pest control field research he has developed the use of enzyme as a natural source of pest control. He has consistently proven that enzymes make an outstanding alternative to using synthetic pesticide poisons. Pesticides are persistent and pervasively poisonous, harming not only insects, but also people and pets. Agriculture has waged a costly struggle fighting insects by constantly rotating obsolescent pesticides in a desperate strategy of chemical warfare. It is time to discover an alternative. Enzymes offer a non-toxic and safe solution to pest control, making them preferable to the health hazards of pesticides. · Welcome to the cleaner future of pest control · How Enzyme Works Insects make formidable opponents because they are protected by strong exoskeletons - hardened shells that cover them like a suit of armor and have the locomotion of a tank. It is the exoskeleton that has most challenged pest control - until now. Enzyme is the key. Because an insect's exoskeleton is a hard shell made of non-living material, it does not grow in size with the insect's development. Therefore it is necessary for all insects to shed their exoskeletons several times during the course of their life. They accomplish this by using enzymes they create naturally to split open their exoskeleton and thus grow larger. It is during this molting phase that an insect is at its most vulnerable - susceptible to drying out or drowning since the hard shell that normally would protect them has been cast off. The surface of every insect's exoskeleton is covered with a waxy, water-repellant patina known as the cuticle. This outer coating protects the insect from harm, and has long been an obstacle for pesticide's effectiveness - the chemicals must penetrate the cuticle in order to affect the insect, so pesticides employ a variety of volatile solvents, toxic dusts or light oils in order to cut through the cuticle and thus deliver the poison into the insect interior. The solution to cracking the cuticle of an insect's exoskeleton was discovered through the observation of insect entomology - insects employ enzymes to escape their exoskeletons. By utilizing cultured enzymes that mimic those found in nature, a natural form of biological pesticide can be produced that has the ability to dismantle the armor of an insect instantly. Enzyme Plant Wash digests insect's waxy cuticle on contact and dismantles their exoskeleton - effectively forcing insects into immediate molting in which the protective shell is stripped. Using enzyme-based formulas as a form of biological pest control is an ingenious play of engaging the forces of nature to our advantage. Enzymes exist throughout the insect, plant and animal kingdoms to aid in the digestion of organic matter. Arachnids such as spiders and scorpions inject their prey with enzyme; insect larvae (maggots) also rely on enzymes to predigest their food for them. Insectivore plants also use enzymes to digest insect prey. Even cellular organisms such as bacteria, mold, mildew and yeasts all depend on enzymes to aid in the external digestion of food sources. Enzymes play a fundamental role to all life because they are a necessary catalyst to speed up the chemical reaction of metabolism. Enzymes are used by living beings to break down complex structures in food digestion. Enzymes are used throughout the food industry to pre-digest proteins and starches: baby food manufacturers add enzymes to soften the food, bakers add protease enzyme to flour to lower protein level, and brewers add enzymes to beer during fermentation to help filter and clarify the beer. Cheese makers as well use enzymes in the ripening phase of cheese. Why Use Enzyme Enzyme control of insects is preferable to traditional pesticide-based approaches to pest control for several reasons, not least of which is the elimination of chemical exposure risk. Enzyme control is non-toxic and safe for people and the environment, pesticides are not. Enzyme is a desirable alternative to pesticide control because it relies on physical biology rather than on toxic substances to achieve success. Enzyme control is universal in range - all insects are affected by enzyme - enzyme works for any pest problem encountered. Unlike pesticides, enzyme can be adjusted in strength, allowing specific insect species to be targeted or spared according to intent. For example, one can treat an organic garden with a weak concentration in order to eliminate aphids but protect beneficial honey bees. Unlike pesticides, enzyme control will never become obsolete. Because the biology of insects depends on the creation of enzymes in order for survival, it is impossible for insects to develop a resistance to enzyme as a method of pest control. Insects have an ability to rapidly evolve an immunity or resistance to commercial pesticides within a short time, even within a single crop cycle! This leads to a costly rotation of chemical warfare. Sadly, human beings do not have the biological tolerance to the persistent pollution of pesticides that insects do, and are often the ultimate victims of pesticide. Fortunately a consistently reliable and safe solution to pest control has been discovered - enzyme. Enzyme control achieves safer, faster and more effective results than pesticide poisons. Replace the health risk of outdated chemical pesticides with a sure-fire and completely non-toxic alternative method for exterminating pests - TweetMint Enzyme Plant Wash. Pest Control has long sought the perfect pesticide, an idealHoly Grail that is totally safe for humans, yet certain death to insects, and would never become obsolete. Why this had not been found was due to a lack of exploring outside the realm of traditional pesticides - which rely solely on the application of hazardous chemical poisons to kill insects. Enzyme based biological pesticides offer just such a perfect resource for non-toxic pest control. Enzyme Pest Control Safe Solutions Enzyme Plant Wash controls pests such as insects, bacteria, mildew and mold. The enzymes used in the formula exhibit the same properties as those that occur naturally in all insect species - causing a digestive disintegration of the exoskeleton. When enzyme makes contact with an insect, it quickly digests its exoskeleton resulting in prompt death. This process does not harm human skin and is 100% safe, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. The ingredients of Enzyme Plant Wash are recognized as Non-Toxic, Food Grade, or GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are pH balanced, hypoallergenic & biodegradable. Enzyme Plant Wash is a valuable alternative to using pesticide in situations where there are chemically-sensitive people such as those who are pregnant, infants, elderly, ill or MCS. Typically, a dilution of 2 to 4 oz. Enzyme Plant Wash concentrate per gallon of water will kill most any insect in several seconds. Arachnids such as spiders and ticks have stronger exoskeletons than arthropods and may take several minutes to succumb to the enzyme. When spraying outdoors a dilution of ½to 1 oz. Enzyme Plant Wash per gallon of water is a better solution so that collateral damage to beneficial insects is prevented. This solution works well for organic gardening / farming or as a drench for ant or yellow jacket nests. The dilution rate of the enzyme concentrate can be calibrated to affect only specific target species but weak enough to protect beneficial insects such as honey bees. For example, a dilution of 1 oz. Enzyme Plant Wash per 5 gallons of water can be used in organic gardening to remove softer-bodied aphids, but will not harm beneficial insects such as honey bees. Start with a weak dilution and increase concentration until the target insect is pinpointed. Indoors, Enzyme Plant Wash is fantastic for washing floors and furniture, laundry and linens, tub and tile to remove them not only of stubborn stains but also prevent insect invaders. Outdoors, Enzyme Plant Wash is great for organic gardening, landscaping, and lawn care. It is non-toxic and biodegradable, so it can be fogged or sprayed onto vegetables, fruit trees, orchards, crops and lake or pond water restoration without fear of contamination. Caution: Safe Solutions Enzyme Plant Wash is a broad-range bio-pesticide and will kill all insects including beneficials, so use them outdoors with great discretion! * Safe Solutions is currently seeking to register their Enzyme Plant Wash with the EPA as a bio-insecticide. Official pesticidal claims cannot be made until it is registered with EPA. Because commercial pesticides are comprised of chemicals which are volatile, synthetic and poisonous, the EPA prohibits registered pesticides from claiming they are either safe or non-toxic. However, since Safe Solutions Enzyme Plant Wash is in fact a natural biological pesticide that affects insects based on physical rather than chemical properties, it is better to refer to it as a Pestisafe® rather than as a pesticide. Be aware that not all enzyme cleaners are safe to use for non-toxic pest control, most are not designed for this purpose and many are toxic such as those purchased at swimming pool supplies or janitorial supplies, e.g. drain openers and septic tank treatment cleaners. Other biological detergents available on the market are not manufactured for pest control. Only Safe Solutions Enzyme Plant Wash is patented for the purpose of non-toxic pest control. Summary of Patent Pesticides present risks to human health. Although the rate of post-application degradation may vary widely, almost all pesticides present some direct risk to human health through residual toxicity, i.e. direct human contact with pesticide residues remaining after treatment, whether through inhalation of volatile toxic vapors, skin contact and transdermal absorption, or ingestion. In addition, many pesticides present indirect risks to human health in the form of environmental pollution, most notably pollution with persistent, halide-substituted organics which accumulate in the fat stores of food fish and other animals. These problems have led to complete bans on the use of some pesticides (e.g., DDT, chlordane, heptachlor, aldrin, and dieldrin); while the continued use of the remaining pesticides has produced a new problem: the increasing development of widespread resistance to pesticides in insects. This resistance yields two results: 1) quick reinfestation by the pest insect; 2) the need and cost of continually engineering new pesticides (e.g., synthetic pyrethroids were developed because of resistance to the less toxic first generation pyrethrins). New pesticide production takes time and the new pesticides that result are almost universally more expensive than those they replace. In this context, traditional pesticides are applied on a regular, and typically increasing, basis. For example, many schools have come to be sprayed monthly or even biweekly, and with increasing quantities of pesticides to combat endemic roach re-infestations, often to no avail. This intensifies the problem of residual toxicity to people, especially to children who, as a result, may suffer headaches, grogginess, nausea, dizziness, irritability, frenetic behavior, and an impaired readiness to learn. Because of these effects, it has been recognized that totally new approaches must be discovered and implemented in order to effectively control invertebrate pests without destroying human health and the environment. There is a need for a quick-acting, effective, residually non-toxic method for combating insect, arachnid, and other pests which may be used as a replacement for traditional pesticide treatments and as a supplement to the arsenal of currently available IPM techniques. Consequently, it is an object of the present invention to provide a method for combating invertebrate (i.e. insect and arachnid) and microbe (i.e. bacterial, algal, fungal, and/or viral) pests which is quick-acting, effective, and residually non-toxic and which may be used as a replacement for traditional pesticide treatments and as a supplement to the arsenal of currently available integrated pest management techniques. It has been surprisingly found that the application of a composition comprising at least one protease enzyme is a method for exterminating pests which achieves these objectives. The enzyme component of the invention may comprise a single protease or a protease-containing mixture of enzymes, whether natural, preformed, or synthetic. In an alternate embodiment, the composition may also comprise a detergent component. This detergent component comprises one or more surfactant(s), detergent builder(s), or mixtures thereof. (Safe Solutions, Inc. does not make pesticidal claims regarding its Enzyme Plant Wash) Useful Info Cont. From the FREE IPM GUIDE PDF FREE INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT GUIDE CLICK HERE 4) Then if you still have pest problems - use the ideal pesticide - Safe Solutions Enzyme Cleaners. So, how does the Safe Solutions enzyme cleaner safely and far more effectively control insects, arachnids, mold, fungus, bacteria and viruses? - http://www.theidealpesticide.com Basically, the same way it cleans. The various ingredients are skillfully combined to give a synergistic control of virtually all of your pest problems. The same way a boxer throws different punches/combinations to control his opponent - Safe Solutions, Inc. uses various ingredients that all have different pest control abilities to virtually control all pest problems. Let us look at the various ingredients: Sodium Borate — Works as a dust, liquid and/or foam. Boron in the form of sodium salt has been used as an embalming agent by the ancient Egyptians, and as a flux for welding gold. Boric acid and borax have been used as mild antiseptics, especially for burns and the eyes. For the last 200 years boric acid was used to preserve food, but this use has been stopped because it could be used to “cover up” food unfit for consumption. Boric acid has been used to alleviate burns and stings and as a powder to prevent rash. Patients have been given 10 gm. per day for extended periods, and then excreted boron after 7 weeks. The acute boron dose for an adult is 20 - 60 mg. in a single dose and infants have died with 5 gm. In many countries, boron is given as a food supplement with the claim it heals 80% - 90% of all arthritis, cardiopathiesis have been corrected, vision has improved, balance has been restored, cases of psoriasis have also been improved. Dogs, horses, cattle, deer and goats have all been healed of arthritis. Today western societies (like the U. S. A.) ingest about 2 mg. boron daily; early in the 1900s we ate about 8 mg. boron per day. It is thought 5 - 6 mg. boron per day will prevent arthritis, but a higher dose may be needed for treatment. It is a registered (non-volatile) pesticide and a lumber preservative and as a micronutrient. The disodium octaborate (Na2B8O13.4H2O) product (DOT), e.g., Tim-bor®, has been used by Stroz Services, Inc., Get Set, Inc. and many countries for years as a wood preservative and as a remedial control of wood destroying pests. Boric acid (H3BO3) and its salts, the borates, borax (Na2B4O7.10H2O) and disodium octoborate tetrahydrate (Na2B8O13.4H2O), DOT, have been used for wood protection in Australia and other countries since the 1940s. Liquid borate sprays protect the wood against decay, carpenter ants, wood boring beetles and termites. Sodium borate is currently coming into wide use as a wood preservative here in the U. S. These compounds make wood permanently resistant to fungal decay and insect damage, and also act as fire retardants. Borates are slow-acting stomach poisons to insects and contact poisons to wood destroying fungi. Borates are not directly lethal to an organism. Borates reduce the intestinal flora which allow insects to digest food. Borates deactivate enzymes by cross-linking the enzyme’s hydroxyl groups. Although borates are highly toxic to insects, they are less toxic to mammals because mammals excrete boron faster than insects. Borates are biostats rather than biocides. On fungi borates work on contact, since disrupting the enzymes in fungi stops them from extracting nutrients in the wood. Sodium borates inhibit necessary oxidative metabolic activity at the cellular level - a constant energy-producing process necessary for life. Over time inhibition of fundamental biochemical activity results in death. Tests for termite control in the 1930s had shown promise, but more toxic chemicals were introduced and these naturally-occurring controls were simply ignored by the poison applicators here, in favor of the extremely dangerous and carcinogenic termiticide poisons, e.g., chlordane, aldrin and heptachlor. To apply Tim-bor as an aqueous solution, use two applications of 10% Tim-bor solution or a single application of 15% Tim-bor, the 15% solution is created by mixing 1½ lb. of the insecticide per gallon of water and applying immediately and/or a surfactant/foaming agent can be added to create a dry foam. The Tim-bor foam may be applied directly to wood surfaces or injected into insect galleries or wall voids. Sodium borate may be applied in two ways for general control of roaches, silverfish, ants and other insects: (1) in powder form to insect harborage areas or as a crack and crevice and void treatment, or (2) as an aqueous solution for crack and crevice treatment only. The product is highly toxic to both wood-destroying organisms and general insects but has low acute mammalian toxicity and is normally excreted quite rapidly. It is environmentally sound and can be used around children and pets, with no need for evacuation. It is easy to handle and mix, requiring no harsh chemical solvents. Tim-bor® is not absorbed through unbroken skin and washes off easily with soap and water. It is also odorless and non-flammable. When you use/substitute sodium borate to create baits, use about 1/2 the amount you would with boric acid. If you mix a tablespoon of sodium borate, 1/8 teaspoon of tea tree oil or emu oil and 1/2 teaspoon of fish oil with a capsule of Not Nice to Arthritis in a cup of body lotion. Stir and heat ingredients in a microwave oven for 25 - 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed; this mix will greatly help as a topical treatment for arthritis. Caution: While borates are not known to bio-accumulate in humans or pets, and are not absorbed through intact skin, all dusts should be applied using adequate personal safety protective gear. A dust mask should be worn to protect the applicator from inhaling dust, especially in areas of poor ventilation. Rubber gloves and long sleeves are also recommended to prevent skin abrasion and dermatitis. When applying a dust, care should be taken to apply only a thin layer of the material on the surfaces being treated. When completed, the areas treated should look as if they are in need of a dusting. Dust applications should be done only in wall voids, under cabinets and shelving units and in other dead air spaces where it will not be contacted by people or animals. If you can get any insect to ingest DOT you will kill them. The dead sea will always be the dead sea - salts do not break down but they keep on killing - Death Valley is death to all because of the borax. So use sodium borates to permanently control wood-destroying insects, fungi, termites and molds. Caution: Sodium borate’s LD50 is more toxic than boric acid, but remember boron (as sodium borate) is also a food supplement, e.g., in Chroma Trim Gum®. The Author, like many people, believes that baits 1853 made with 3% or less sodium borate work better than baits made with boric acid. Sodium borate can be used for “pretreatment” baits to pretreat or control termites. In order to ensure the best control, make them at ½% to 3% and monitor them yearly. When sprayed on concrete, the Author believes DOT becomes calcium boron and will not leach - killing many pest, e.g., roaches, termites and fungi permanently. The same sodium borate formula is also sold as Solu-bor®, a fertilizer (or as an essential micronutrient to plants) and as Poly-bor®, a fire retardant. DOT also will “microencapsulate” some pesticides, e.g., pyrethrum, and keep them around in crystals for generations. When any insect rests on them it quickly dies. The Author knows of route men in Florida who routinely added sodium borate to their sprayers, that already contained (several) volatile, synthetic pesticide poisons, and have all reduced the use of volatile, synthetic pesticide poisons up to 75% the first year and up to 90% the second year. See Caution in Chapter 36. U. S. borates were being tested for termite control at least since Cel Cure® was patented to protect wood in 1933, but research was shelved in favor of more toxic substances like the cyclodiene chlorinated hydrocarbons, e.g., chlordane, heptachlor, aldrin and dieldrin. Already in the 1940s borax and boric acid and sodium borate were routinely being used to protect wood in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Lumber was protected on a commercial scale by the dip-diffusion method in Australia in the mid-1940s and sodium borates with greater water solubility were being used in Australia and New Zealand in the 1950s. By the 1970s hundreds of research papers noted how great borates protected wood. Only after aldrin, dieldirn, chlordane, heptachlor and mirex were banned or removed in the U. S. in the 1980s did the U. S. allow these wonderful U. S. Pestisafes® to be used here. As of this writing, several states still will not allow them to be legally used to protect wood safely; these regulators still insist that the maximum rate of far more volatile and, therefore, more dangerous/toxic termiticide poisons, that do not last any where as long, or work as well (even when they are contaminating us), be “used” to protect people and their property - no matter what the people want! It is a sad fact that most U. S. homes treated with volatile, synthetic termiticide poisons or fumigants have to be routinely monitored and retreated. Not only do the volatile termiticide poisons not work, they are killing us. These regulators did not learn anything about safe termite control - How To Use Use 1/2 ounce per gallon of water as prevention and up to 1 ounce per gallon for eradication
Essential Oil Blend Essential Oil Blend
Essential Oil Blend
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 102 ratings
from $49.50
BuildASoil Essential Oil Blend is a Mixture of 6 high quality essential oils in 1 bottle for mixing ease! Buying a small bottle of each of these special oils could cost a lot of money, but when combined into 1 bottle we all save. (Each Component Chosen for Potency and Cost Effective Value) Useful Info 27.77% Rosemary Oil - Camphor Type - Spain (a-pinene: 20.60%, Camphene: 12.9%, Mircene: 4.0%, Limonene: 3.4%, 1.8-Cineol: 22.65%, Camphor: 19.70%, Linalool: 0.6%) 27.77% Eucalyptus Oil - Globulus- Australia/S. Africa (1,8-Cineole % (m/m): 92.17, a-Pinene % (m/m): 1.44, b-Pinene % (m/m): 0.83, Sabinene % (m/m): 0.10, a-Phellandrene % (m/m): 0.09, Limonene % (m/m): 1.26) 27.77% Lemongrass oil - India (myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral and traces of limonene and citral) 5.55% Thyme - Red Thymol - Spain (a-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, p-cymene, a-terpinene, linalool, borneol, b-caryophyllene, thymol and carvacrol.) 5.55% Clove - Stem - Madagascar (Eugenol...........94.73, Beta-caryophyllene...3.63%, Acetate d'eugenyle....0.78%) 5.55% Ginger - India (Ginger is high in Citral along with 477 other constituents) When choosing the blend I went with the oils most often mentioned for potency with Mites, Mildews, Molds and our General Purposes for Indoor Gardening. Out of the list of possible oils I also chose the most affordable oils over the most expensive so long as the reports indicate they were equally effective for our use. Once I found the most potent and economical oils, I then took the selection a step further and chose the region and type of oil that was highest in the particular constituents we were after. For instance, Clove Oil could be from several regions and also from different parts of the plant. I chose Clove Stem because it showed the highest amount of Eugenol of the other varieties of clove oil. How To Use MIX AT .25 TO .50 OUNCE PER GALLON Because this is a oil you must use an emulsifier, we recommend that you use Agsil16H, Yucca, Aloe or Dr. Bronners Soap. If you don't know how to emulsify check out this video or send us a message. Don't use on small seedlings. This 8 Ounce Bottle of oil will mix with water to make about 16 Gallons of foliar spray. Compare to over $50 per gallon with the other products on the market.
OptiVeg - Chitin and Aminos OptiVeg - Chitin and Aminos
OptiVeg - Chitin and Aminos
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 63 ratings
from $44.00
OptiVeg - Chitin and Aminos OptiVeg™, formerly InvigaRoot, is the markets first truly tested chitin product. As an all natural and organic soil amendment, chitin has an array of benefits such as reducing the effects of light and transplant shock, preventing the growth of detrimental soil bacteria, improving plant vigor and resistance, increasing root growth and fungal inoculation all the while increasing yields down the line. Since chitin is present in the cuticle of all fungi, incorporating a chitin based product in conjunction with your favorite fungal inoculant speeds up the inoculation process allowing you to use less product and reduce costs. Unlike all other chitin based products, OptiVeg™ is not derived from marine sources and thus does not include detrimental minerals that affect nutrient uptake, soil pH and overall plant health. In addition to chitin,OptiVeg™ is chock full of amino acids which make up roughly 60% of the overall composition. Titan Biologics worked tirelessly to develop a testing protocol which ensures a stable and consistent chitin content. OptiVeg™ is not salt based and contains no synthetic components therein reducing the risk of feeding too much. At 8.2% chitin,OptiVeg™ is a must use product for any growers who wish to speed up the vegetative process while yielding healthier, more robust plants with improved resistance and potential for higher yields. Useful Info Chitin Analysis Chitin Content Plot Elemental Breakdowns OptiVeg SDS OptiVeg Chitin Explanation from BuildASoil on Vimeo. How To Use
Neem Cake - Ahimsa Neem Cake - Ahimsa
Neem Cake - Ahimsa
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 78 ratings
from $30.00
Ahimsa Neem Cake Pellets is the residue obtained from neem seed kernels which have been crushed to extract the oil. Rich in N-P-K, it is an excellent organic fertilizer. Neem cake has been known to enrich the soil and protect the plant. Earthworm populations have been known to increase where neem cake has been applied. Slow Release Nitrogen, Aerates, Nourishes, Promotes Plant Growth & Resistance, Improves Soil Quality. Excellent for Vegan Organic Gardening. FREE SHIPPING on select Neem Cake! Useful Info We Order Pallets of Neem Cake from Neem Resource and provide a value by shipping any quantity and allowing you to mix it with other ingredients. The Neem Cake is So beautiful, it is one of our best products. Thanks to NeemResource.com and their amazing Ahimsa Certified Organic Neem and Karanja Products. For more information and research regarding the Neem Tree Click Here. Another article here: Neem Tree How To Use Use full strength or mixed with other organic (kelp, seaweed, manure, etc.) Apply before (the area can be prepared up to a week or 10 days before planting) or during planting or for established plants around root zone. Use mixed into the soil 6-8 inches or as basal dressing. Coverage:180 to 360 lbs./acre, 1lb. for plots 100 to 160 sq.ft.   How To Mix into your Container Soil: 1/2 Cup per cubic foot will be plenty (Cubic foot is about 7.5 gallons of soil) 1 cup weighs 6.5 ounces. Exercise caution when mixing soil. Be sure to leave soil mix to rest and compost for at least 1 week. The Longer the better. Use VERY little for any seed starting soil.
Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Small) Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Small)
Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Small)
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 65 ratings
from $89.10
All Beneficial Insect Combo Packs come with Free Shipping! Please check the next tabs for more information on any of the insects offered in the combo packs. NOT AVAILABLE FOR CANADA CUSTOMERS!!!!! Notice: Beneficial Insects ship out immediately, within 1-7 business days, and sometimes the same day. BuildASoil will not be held accountable if insects arrive too early to be placed in soil.support@buildasoil.com The Beneficial Insect Triple Pack (Small) contains: Rove Beetle (100 Beetles) + Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes (50 Mil Tray) + Stratiolaelaps Scimitus (Hypoaspis Miles) (1/2 liter bottle - 12,500) Rove Beetle (Dalotia Coriaria)   Rove beetle (Dalotia coriaria), formerly known as Atheta coriaria, is a native species of a soil-dwelling rove beetle which feeds on small insects and mites. Both adults and larvae are active aggressive predators and are attracted to decomposing plant or animal material and algae, where their hosts are found. While they are beetles, they do not necessarily look like beetles. They are light to dark brown in color, with adults being 3-4 mm long. They are slender with short wing covers. Rove beetles have an interesting habit of curving their abdomen upwards like scorpions and can run or fly when disturbed (usually close to the ground). Since they can actively fly, they rapidly colonize the release area. However, too many Atheta in flight may be because of disturbance to their home. Use in Biological Control: Rove beetles are used primarily to assist in the control of shore flies and fungus gnats and other small arthropods in the soil or planting media. They also help control soil stages of thrips and feed on most other small soil organisms such as moth flies, springtails, and root mealybugs. It has been used successfully in vegetable, bedding and potted plant production and seedling and cutting propagation. Atheta adapts well to the various growth media (including rockwool and coconut fiber) and capillary mats used in plant production. They will not survive freezing or flooding conditions. Life Cycle: The complete life cycle of rove beetles is 21 days at 70°F (21°C), with relative humidity between 40 and 99%. The sex ratio is an equal, 1:1 females to males. Eggs hatch in 3-4 days into larvae, which resemble adults. Pupal chambers are constructed out of silk. Each adult rove beetle consumes 10-20 prey per day. In greenhouse conditions, adults are non-diapausing and can be used year round. For Best Results: Rove beetle is most effective when applications are started before fungus gnat population becomes well established or while numbers are still low (less than one seen in a trap, per week). One application of Atheta per crop cycle is usually sufficient if started early in the season. Because rove beetle has a longer life cycle and takes longer to establish than the Stratiolaelaps predatory mite, so should be used along with Stratiolaelaps for best results. Introduction Rates: Rove beetle is most effective when applications are started before fungus gnat populations become well established or while numbers are still low (below 10 per trap, per week). One application of rove beetle per crop cycle is usually sufficient if started early in the season. For soil culture, sawdust bag, or rockwool culture, apply 1 per 10 ft2 (1 m 2 ). Target Pests: Shore flies (Ephydridae), fungus gnats (Sciaridae), western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), root aphids Do not water soil or growing medium 10 minutes before and a few hours after release. To release, rotate the canister (to distribute beetles inside), then open the lid and release in centrally located area where major infestation is onto damp soil (only open when ready to release as they may fly away). Also distribute on floors, greenhouse weeds, under benches, and places where larvae will develop. Leave the canister on its side in the treatment area to ensure release of all mites. Release in the evening or late afternoon within 4 days of being received. Store canister on its side at 45-55° F. How to Use: Release throughout the greenhouse at a rate of 100- 1,000 per greenhouse weekly or biweekly, depending on greenhouse history of shore flies and fungus gnats. To ensure reproduction and mating, release 50-100 in one spot in the center of the release area. Be sure to treat areas with wet, exposed areas of soil where fungus gnats and shore flies are likely to breed. Shipping Info: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight and may take 3 days to process. In order to make sure we supply everyone with the freshest products available, we do not keep a rolling inventory (except sometimes Stratiolaelaps- which is subject to change). All bugs ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments. Anything placed Friday will be shipped the following week. All bugs are overnighted. Most Washington and Oregon orders may be shipped Ground, allowing for next day arrival. Any shipping outside of the Pacific Northwest will need to ship UPS 2nd Day or Next Day, depending on weather, location, and beneficial insect. Remember that we are working with a perishable product, and shipping methods reflect the need for your bugs to arrive to you alive and well. Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes arrive ready-to-use. Just add to water and apply to the soil or growing media with virtually any watering device! NemAttack Sf (Steinernema feltiae) Beneficial Nematodes are recommended to control and prevent mobile pests such as: Fungus gnats, ticks, thrips, leafminers, caterpillars, cutworms, sod webworms, onion maggots, subterranean termites. American cockroach, armyworm, artichoke plume moth, Asian cockroach, beet armyworm, cabbage maggots, black cutworm, bluegrass weevil, codling moth, corn earworm, cotton bollworm, cucumber beetle, fall armyworm, fly larvae, fruit fly, German cockroach, mole crickets, tobacco budworm, wireworm and more. Nematodes are shipped with an ice pack that will be melted when you receive it. Remove nematode package from insulated shipping container or packaging and place in refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Beneficial Nematodes are live microscopic organisms (non-segmented round worms) that occur naturally in soil throughout the world. They are parasitic to insect pests that typically have a developing (larval or pupal) stage of life in the soil; however, they have been known to also parasitize above ground stages of adults, nymphs and larvae. They are completely safe to use and will not affect mammals, aquatic life, birds, reptiles or amphibians.After application, the nematodes immediately get to work. Upon finding a pest, they enter it through various body openings or directly through the body wall. Once inside, it is not the nematode that actually kills the pest, but the toxic bacteria inside the nematode's gut that is the real weapon symbiotic bacteria, that when released inside and insect, kill it within 24 - 48 hours by causing blood poisoning. Beneficial Nematodes release the bacteria in order to create food and a hospitable environment for their own reproduction. As the food resources within the dead pest become scarce, the nematodes exit and immediately begin searching for a new host. As long as there is a suitable host, they will continue to survive and parasitize. How Much Do I Need? Order enough to thoroughly treat your infested area. Some pests require multiple, separate treatments. Quantities and treatment areas are approximate. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area Shipping Method 1/2 Garden Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. 2nd Day Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. 2nd Day Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre 2nd Day Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Next Day Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres Next Day   Important Shipping Note: When will my order ship?• Orders ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments and may take 3 days to process.• Any orders placed Friday will be shipped the following week. • All bugs are overnighted. If you would like the nematodes to ship on a specific date, please specify in the comments box in checkout. • Nematodes cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, US VI.   This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Fleas, Flies (mult), Fruit Flys (Drasophylla), Fungus Gnats (Bradysia impatiens), Gnats, Thrips (Franklinothrips sp) Useful Info: Warning & Toxicities: Do not freeze. Shelf Life: Up to 2 weeks (refrigerated and unopened in original container). How to Use: How long can nematodes be kept before use?Beneficial Nematodes should be used as soon as possible. Because they are live organisms, it is best to store them for no longer than 2 weeks in a refrigerator that is between 37° and 42° F. How are nematodes applied?The solution can be applied using a watering can, hose end sprayer, backpack or pump sprayer or through irrigation or misting systems. When should they be released?Release early in the morning or predusk when temperatures are cooler and the sun is not so bright. Should the soil be moist after the nematode application?The soil should be moist at time of application and lightly watered immediately after application. After application, regular watering of the treated area will provide sufficient moisture. Generally speaking, water every 3-4 days if rainfall does not occur. What's the Application Rate?It is best to make at least two applications, separated by 7-10 days in order to stagger the life cycles of the nematodes and to assure complete coverage. In cases of severe infestations, applications should be made every 7-10 days or until infestation subsides. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area 1/2 Garden Backyard Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres   How long does it take to see results?In general 3-7 days for caterpillars such as cutworm, armyworm and sod webworm. For grubs and weevils such as Japanese beetle, black vine weevil and billbugs feeding stops within 3 days with maximum control occurring over 2-4 weeks. Nematodes disintegrate the pests from the inside out. You will not see dead insect bodies as you would with a chemical knockdown. How often should nematodes be applied?Nematodes are recommended for use whenever larvae or grubs are present. Generally, this is during the spring and fall months. Because larvae feed on plant roots, beneath the soil surface, severe damage can be done before realizing there is a problem. Look for signs of an adult insect, such as leaf-notching. If adult insects are present, their eggs will be hatching soon. Keep in mind, one application may not eradicate a population of insects that has become established over a period of years. Will nematodes live through the winter?In general, harsh winter weather in most parts of the country almost guarantees a significant decline in the population of the nematodes. In most cases, nematodes (just like insects) will become dormant during cold weather. Any survivors would be few in number to provide adequate insect control. If your insect pest returns the following year, another application may be necessary. When nematodes are applied to one area will they move to other areas?Nematodes, due to their microscopic nature have limited range of movement. Generally NemAttack™, our formulations of Steinernema will stay where you put them, but NemaSeek™ (Heterorhabditis) will continue moving through the soil until they find a pest to infect. Warranty:BuildASoil makes no guarantee of effectiveness due to subjectivity of application. BuildASoil guarantees live nematodes upon arrival of product and provides telephone backup for customer questions or problems. Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Pond & Environment, Household Use, Interiorscapes, Container Plants, Houseplants Storage: Upon receipt remove outer packaging and store in a refrigerator (41°F/ 5°C ) but do not freeze. Ensure good air circulation around each tray. Use the entire tray contents at one time – do not use partial trays. Use before expiration date. To make a stock solution, dissolve 1 tray of Nemasys 50 million in 2 gallons of water. Allow the product to hydrate and disperse for at least five minutes. Keep agitated until all stock solution is used. Shipping Info: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight or UPS 2-day. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area Shipping Method 1/2 Garden Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. 2nd Day Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. 2nd Day Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre 2nd Day Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Next Day Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres Next Day Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,AK,PR,VI,GU,AS,PW or PO Boxes. Stratiolaelaps Scimitus (Hypoaspis Miles) For Developing Soil Stage Control of Thrips, Fungus Gnats and Springtails. This tiny brown mite naturally inhabits the top layer of soil where larvae and pupae dwell. Female predatory mites lay their eggs in soil and the nymphs and adults feed on pests. If infestation is severe, use along with Beneficial Nematodes and Sticky Traps. Release rates: Type of Application Release Rate General Releases 5,000-10,000 S. scimitus per 1,000 ft2 depending on level of infestation. Large Area Releases 25,000-50,000 S. scimitus per acre depending on level of infestation. Weekly applications are recommended until infestations subside. Please call for more information.   Note: The deadline for Stratiolaelaps scimitus Womersley or Hypoaspis orders is at 2 pm on Fridays of each week, for shipment the following week. We try to maintain a rolling inventory of this product so faster shipping is possible if the product is available. This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Fungus Gnats (Bradysia impatiens), Springtails, Thrips (Franklinothrips spp) Useful Info: Shelf Life: Use within 18 hours of receipt. Do not water soil or growing medium 10 minutes before and a few hours after release. To release, rotate the canister (to distribute mites inside), then open the lid and remove the filter paper. Place the lid back on, and tap the mites out of the canister evenly onto the soil. Also distribute on floors, greenhouse weeds, under benches, and places where fungus gnat larvae will develop. Leave the canister and filter paper in the treatment area to ensure release of all mites. Release in the evening or late afternoon within 2 weeks of being received. Store canister on its side at 60-70° F. How to Use: General Applications: Incorporate mites into growing media at potting or sprinkle onto growing media surface. Rotate tube several times before opening to mix contents. To open lid, push the cut-out on the lid where marked. Rotate lid cover to fully open position for application. Shake tube slowly to dispense mixture onto the surface of growing media; mites will quickly distribute uniformly through crop. Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Interiorscapes, Container Plants Storage: If not releasing immediately, keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate. Top layer of soil, in a shaded area. 77°F Shipping Info: Shipping Restrictions: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight and may take 3 days to process. In order to make sure we supply everyone with the freshest products available, we do not keep a rolling inventory (except sometimes Stratiolaelaps- which is subject to change). All bugs ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments. Anything placed Friday will be shipped the following week. All bugs are overnighted. Most Washington and Oregon orders may be shipped Ground, allowing for next day arrival. Any shipping outside of the Pacific Northwest will need to ship UPS 2nd Day or Next Day, depending on weather, location, and beneficial insect. Remember that we are working with a perishable product, and shipping methods reflect the need for your bugs to arrive to you alive and well.
BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana Plus - Powder BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana Plus - Powder
BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana Plus - Powder
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 48 reviews
from $70.00
BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana Plus Powder Excellent for seed starts or transplants. For water soluble mid-season application check out our Water Soluble Version. This is not your ordinary Beauvaria! We found a USA made strain and a manufacturer that we love. Potent formula saves money while using less. BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana Plus Powder is a PLANT SYMBIONT.This works incredibly well along with Rootwise Mycrobe complete. Activity includes: Stimulation of immune system Restricts plant pathogens from entering the plant Interacts with plant to produce additive biochemicals Combines plant resistance to insect feeders for reducing population threat Naturally occurs in soil but has been killed off by fungicides and tillage Grows with the plant in the roots, in the stems and in the leaves. Derived From: Beauveria Bassiana Plant Isolate - THIS IS NOT HF23 - We offer a multiple strain mixture all isolated from plants. (Beans). Organic Graphite/Talc - This is the carrier powder for the microbes. This carrier also acts to help flow in seed machines. Directions: For best results, apply as seed treatment or when transplanting. The sooner the better. Not harmful if over applied, but can be a waste. Approximately 3 grams per teaspoon 1/16 Teaspoon per plant seedling (0.2 grams) 1/8 Teaspoon per mature plant (0.4 grams) Ideal to use in planting hole or mixed in with seeds before planting. 1 Gram Per Cubic Yard Potting Soil 2 ounces Per Acre Treated Plants: 2 Ounce bag treats 140+ plants or 1 acre of seeds. 8 Ounce treats 560+ plants or 4 acres of seeds. 1 Pound treats 1020+ plants or 8 acres of seeds.
BuildASoil - Wettable Sulfur BuildASoil - Wettable Sulfur
BuildASoil - Wettable Sulfur
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 18 ratings
from $16.50
Wettable Sulfur Foliar Sulfur, Designed for Foliar Spray. Growers swear by sulfur for increased terpene production. Foliar Applications: How to Use Foliar: - Mix at a rate of 2 Tablespoons per gallon of water.- Do not spray horticultural or essential plant oils for 14 days PRIOR TO OR FOLLOWING application.- Spray with lights off.
Sticky Aphid/Whitefly Traps Sticky Aphid/Whitefly Traps
Sticky Aphid/Whitefly Traps
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 30 ratings
$6.05
These Sticky Aphid/Whitefly Traps are 4” x 7” Traps that unfold to expose adhesive on both sides to cover approximately 30 sq inches per trap. Yellow coloration of weatherproof cards attracts aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers, froghoppers, moths and more. Nontoxic traps are simple to hang and mess free. Pack of 5 traps.
BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana - Water Soluble BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana - Water Soluble
BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana - Water Soluble
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 9 ratings
from $88.00
BEAUVERIA BASSIANA IS A PLANT SYMBIONT. BuildASoil BB-WS with active ingredient Beauveria bassiana, is a natural, symbiotic fungus that lives in the soil, roots, stems, and leaves. BB-WS grows with the plant! BuildASoil BB-WS blends food grade and certified organic products with Beauveria bassiana. Many certifiers have determined compliance with organic standards. Contact your certifier to add BB-WS to your plan. BuildASoil Beauveria Bassiana: Active Ingredient: Beauveria bassiana 1.1% SPE150 (omri listed wetting agent/yucca extract) 8% Carrier: Organic Soyben Oil 90.9% Plant Isolate - THIS IS NOT HF23 - We offer a multiple strain mixture all isolated from plants. (Beans) Activity includes: Stimulation of immune system Restricts plant pathogens from entering the plant Interacts with plant to produce additive biochemicals Combines plant resistance to insect feeders for reducing population threat Naturally occurs in soil but has been killed off by fungicides and tillage Directions for use:Garden: 1/2 - 1ml per gallon waterPotting Soil: 1ml Per Cubic YardAcreage: 1 ounce per acreApply as foliar spray or soil drench
Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Medium) Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Medium)
Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Medium)
Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 18 ratings
from $116.60
All Beneficial Insect Combo Packs come with Free Shipping! Please check the next tabs for more information on any of the insects offered in the combo packs. NOT AVAILABLE FOR CANADA CUSTOMERS!!!!! Notice: Beneficial Insects ship out immediately, within 1-7 business days, and sometimes the same day. BuildASoil will not be held accountable if insects arrive too early to be placed in soil.support@buildasoil.com The Beneficial Insect Triple Pack (Medium) contains: Rove Beetle (500 Beetles) + Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes (50 Mil Tray) + Stratiolaelaps Scimitus (Hypoaspis Miles) (1 liter bottle - 25,000) Rove Beetle (Dalotia Coriaria)   Rove beetle (Dalotia coriaria), formerly known as Atheta coriaria, is a native species of a soil-dwelling rove beetle which feeds on small insects and mites. Both adults and larvae are active aggressive predators and are attracted to decomposing plant or animal material and algae, where their hosts are found. While they are beetles, they do not necessarily look like beetles. They are light to dark brown in color, with adults being 3-4 mm long. They are slender with short wing covers. Rove beetles have an interesting habit of curving their abdomen upwards like scorpions and can run or fly when disturbed (usually close to the ground). Since they can actively fly, they rapidly colonize the release area. However, too many Atheta in flight may be because of disturbance to their home. Use in Biological Control: Rove beetles are used primarily to assist in the control of shore flies and fungus gnats and other small arthropods in the soil or planting media. They also help control soil stages of thrips and feed on most other small soil organisms such as moth flies, springtails, and root mealybugs. It has been used successfully in vegetable, bedding and potted plant production and seedling and cutting propagation. Atheta adapts well to the various growth media (including rockwool and coconut fiber) and capillary mats used in plant production. They will not survive freezing or flooding conditions. Life Cycle: The complete life cycle of rove beetles is 21 days at 70°F (21°C), with relative humidity between 40 and 99%. The sex ratio is an equal, 1:1 females to males. Eggs hatch in 3-4 days into larvae, which resemble adults. Pupal chambers are constructed out of silk. Each adult rove beetle consumes 10-20 prey per day. In greenhouse conditions, adults are non-diapausing and can be used year round. For Best Results: Rove beetle is most effective when applications are started before fungus gnat population becomes well established or while numbers are still low (less than one seen in a trap, per week). One application of Atheta per crop cycle is usually sufficient if started early in the season. Because rove beetle has a longer life cycle and takes longer to establish than the Stratiolaelaps predatory mite, so should be used along with Stratiolaelaps for best results. Introduction Rates: Rove beetle is most effective when applications are started before fungus gnat populations become well established or while numbers are still low (below 10 per trap, per week). One application of rove beetle per crop cycle is usually sufficient if started early in the season. For soil culture, sawdust bag, or rockwool culture, apply 1 per 10 ft2 (1 m 2 ). Target Pests: Shore flies (Ephydridae), fungus gnats (Sciaridae), western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), root aphids Do not water soil or growing medium 10 minutes before and a few hours after release. To release, rotate the canister (to distribute beetles inside), then open the lid and release in centrally located area where major infestation is onto damp soil (only open when ready to release as they may fly away). Also distribute on floors, greenhouse weeds, under benches, and places where larvae will develop. Leave the canister on its side in the treatment area to ensure release of all mites. Release in the evening or late afternoon within 4 days of being received. Store canister on its side at 45-55° F. How to Use: Release throughout the greenhouse at a rate of 100- 1,000 per greenhouse weekly or biweekly, depending on greenhouse history of shore flies and fungus gnats. To ensure reproduction and mating, release 50-100 in one spot in the center of the release area. Be sure to treat areas with wet, exposed areas of soil where fungus gnats and shore flies are likely to breed. Shipping Info: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight and may take 3 days to process. In order to make sure we supply everyone with the freshest products available, we do not keep a rolling inventory (except sometimes Stratiolaelaps- which is subject to change). All bugs ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments. Anything placed Friday will be shipped the following week. All bugs are overnighted. Most Washington and Oregon orders may be shipped Ground, allowing for next day arrival. Any shipping outside of the Pacific Northwest will need to ship UPS 2nd Day or Next Day, depending on weather, location, and beneficial insect. Remember that we are working with a perishable product, and shipping methods reflect the need for your bugs to arrive to you alive and well. Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes arrive ready-to-use. Just add to water and apply to the soil or growing media with virtually any watering device! NemAttack Sf (Steinernema feltiae) Beneficial Nematodes are recommended to control and prevent mobile pests such as: Fungus gnats, ticks, thrips, leafminers, caterpillars, cutworms, sod webworms, onion maggots, subterranean termites. American cockroach, armyworm, artichoke plume moth, Asian cockroach, beet armyworm, cabbage maggots, black cutworm, bluegrass weevil, codling moth, corn earworm, cotton bollworm, cucumber beetle, fall armyworm, fly larvae, fruit fly, German cockroach, mole crickets, tobacco budworm, wireworm and more. Nematodes are shipped with an ice pack that will be melted when you receive it. Remove nematode package from insulated shipping container or packaging and place in refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Beneficial Nematodes are live microscopic organisms (non-segmented round worms) that occur naturally in soil throughout the world. They are parasitic to insect pests that typically have a developing (larval or pupal) stage of life in the soil; however, they have been known to also parasitize above ground stages of adults, nymphs and larvae. They are completely safe to use and will not affect mammals, aquatic life, birds, reptiles or amphibians.After application, the nematodes immediately get to work. Upon finding a pest, they enter it through various body openings or directly through the body wall. Once inside, it is not the nematode that actually kills the pest, but the toxic bacteria inside the nematode's gut that is the real weapon symbiotic bacteria, that when released inside and insect, kill it within 24 - 48 hours by causing blood poisoning. Beneficial Nematodes release the bacteria in order to create food and a hospitable environment for their own reproduction. As the food resources within the dead pest become scarce, the nematodes exit and immediately begin searching for a new host. As long as there is a suitable host, they will continue to survive and parasitize. How Much Do I Need? Order enough to thoroughly treat your infested area. Some pests require multiple, separate treatments. Quantities and treatment areas are approximate. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area Shipping Method 1/2 Garden Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. 2nd Day Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. 2nd Day Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre 2nd Day Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Next Day Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres Next Day   Important Shipping Note: When will my order ship?• Orders ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments and may take 3 days to process.• Any orders placed Friday will be shipped the following week. • All bugs are overnighted. If you would like the nematodes to ship on a specific date, please specify in the comments box in checkout. • Nematodes cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, US VI.   This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Fleas, Flies (mult), Fruit Flys (Drasophylla), Fungus Gnats (Bradysia impatiens), Gnats, Thrips (Franklinothrips sp) Useful Info: Warning & Toxicities: Do not freeze. Shelf Life: Up to 2 weeks (refrigerated and unopened in original container). How to Use: How long can nematodes be kept before use?Beneficial Nematodes should be used as soon as possible. Because they are live organisms, it is best to store them for no longer than 2 weeks in a refrigerator that is between 37° and 42° F. How are nematodes applied?The solution can be applied using a watering can, hose end sprayer, backpack or pump sprayer or through irrigation or misting systems. When should they be released?Release early in the morning or predusk when temperatures are cooler and the sun is not so bright. Should the soil be moist after the nematode application?The soil should be moist at time of application and lightly watered immediately after application. After application, regular watering of the treated area will provide sufficient moisture. Generally speaking, water every 3-4 days if rainfall does not occur. What's the Application Rate?It is best to make at least two applications, separated by 7-10 days in order to stagger the life cycles of the nematodes and to assure complete coverage. In cases of severe infestations, applications should be made every 7-10 days or until infestation subsides. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area 1/2 Garden Backyard Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres   How long does it take to see results?In general 3-7 days for caterpillars such as cutworm, armyworm and sod webworm. For grubs and weevils such as Japanese beetle, black vine weevil and billbugs feeding stops within 3 days with maximum control occurring over 2-4 weeks. Nematodes disintegrate the pests from the inside out. You will not see dead insect bodies as you would with a chemical knockdown. How often should nematodes be applied?Nematodes are recommended for use whenever larvae or grubs are present. Generally, this is during the spring and fall months. Because larvae feed on plant roots, beneath the soil surface, severe damage can be done before realizing there is a problem. Look for signs of an adult insect, such as leaf-notching. If adult insects are present, their eggs will be hatching soon. Keep in mind, one application may not eradicate a population of insects that has become established over a period of years. Will nematodes live through the winter?In general, harsh winter weather in most parts of the country almost guarantees a significant decline in the population of the nematodes. In most cases, nematodes (just like insects) will become dormant during cold weather. Any survivors would be few in number to provide adequate insect control. If your insect pest returns the following year, another application may be necessary. When nematodes are applied to one area will they move to other areas?Nematodes, due to their microscopic nature have limited range of movement. Generally NemAttack™, our formulations of Steinernema will stay where you put them, but NemaSeek™ (Heterorhabditis) will continue moving through the soil until they find a pest to infect. Warranty:BuildASoil makes no guarantee of effectiveness due to subjectivity of application. BuildASoil guarantees live nematodes upon arrival of product and provides telephone backup for customer questions or problems. Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Pond & Environment, Household Use, Interiorscapes, Container Plants, Houseplants Storage: Upon receipt remove outer packaging and store in a refrigerator (41°F/ 5°C ) but do not freeze. Ensure good air circulation around each tray. Use the entire tray contents at one time – do not use partial trays. Use before expiration date. To make a stock solution, dissolve 1 tray of Nemasys 50 million in 2 gallons of water. Allow the product to hydrate and disperse for at least five minutes. Keep agitated until all stock solution is used. Shipping Info: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight or UPS 2-day. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area Shipping Method 1/2 Garden Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. 2nd Day Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. 2nd Day Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre 2nd Day Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Next Day Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres Next Day Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,AK,PR,VI,GU,AS,PW or PO Boxes. Stratiolaelaps Scimitus (Hypoaspis Miles) For Developing Soil Stage Control of Thrips, Fungus Gnats and Springtails. This tiny brown mite naturally inhabits the top layer of soil where larvae and pupae dwell. Female predatory mites lay their eggs in soil and the nymphs and adults feed on pests. If infestation is severe, use along with Beneficial Nematodes and Sticky Traps. Release rates: Type of Application Release Rate General Releases 5,000-10,000 S. scimitus per 1,000 ft2 depending on level of infestation. Large Area Releases 25,000-50,000 S. scimitus per acre depending on level of infestation. Weekly applications are recommended until infestations subside. Please call for more information.   Note: The deadline for Stratiolaelaps scimitus Womersley or Hypoaspis orders is at 2 pm on Fridays of each week, for shipment the following week. We try to maintain a rolling inventory of this product so faster shipping is possible if the product is available. This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Fungus Gnats (Bradysia impatiens), Springtails, Thrips (Franklinothrips spp) Useful Info: Shelf Life: Use within 18 hours of receipt. Do not water soil or growing medium 10 minutes before and a few hours after release. To release, rotate the canister (to distribute mites inside), then open the lid and remove the filter paper. Place the lid back on, and tap the mites out of the canister evenly onto the soil. Also distribute on floors, greenhouse weeds, under benches, and places where fungus gnat larvae will develop. Leave the canister and filter paper in the treatment area to ensure release of all mites. Release in the evening or late afternoon within 2 weeks of being received. Store canister on its side at 60-70° F. How to Use: General Applications: Incorporate mites into growing media at potting or sprinkle onto growing media surface. Rotate tube several times before opening to mix contents. To open lid, push the cut-out on the lid where marked. Rotate lid cover to fully open position for application. Shake tube slowly to dispense mixture onto the surface of growing media; mites will quickly distribute uniformly through crop. Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Interiorscapes, Container Plants Storage: If not releasing immediately, keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate. Top layer of soil, in a shaded area. 77°F Shipping Info: Shipping Restrictions: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight and may take 3 days to process. In order to make sure we supply everyone with the freshest products available, we do not keep a rolling inventory (except sometimes Stratiolaelaps- which is subject to change). All bugs ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments. Anything placed Friday will be shipped the following week. All bugs are overnighted. Most Washington and Oregon orders may be shipped Ground, allowing for next day arrival. Any shipping outside of the Pacific Northwest will need to ship UPS 2nd Day or Next Day, depending on weather, location, and beneficial insect. Remember that we are working with a perishable product, and shipping methods reflect the need for your bugs to arrive to you alive and well.
Wetting Agent Wetting Agent
Wetting Agent
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 13 reviews
$65.00
Wetting Agent is a natural surfactant and emulsifier that can be added to your weekly IPM or foliar fertilizer program. It will aid in overall penetration, coverage, and effectiveness of the substances used in your IPM or fertilizer program. Application Rate: Dilute 1 to 4 ounces per gallon of water. Mix well. Foliar spray on plants or add to your foliar fertilizer program. *Must be foliar sprayed Ingredients: Filtered water, canola oil, potassium hydroxide All credit for this recipe goes to JADAM. If it was not for them, these ultra-low-cost farming practices would not be available and so widespread. FREE SHIPPING! How to Make JWA At Home: Items Needed: Heat-Resistant Container with Air-Tight Lid Kitchen Scale Immersion Blender or Drill With Mixing Attachment Bowls for Weighing Out Inputs Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) Canola Oil Filtered Water Instructions: This recipe will make approximately 3.5 gallons of JADAM Wetting Agent. Measure out 400 grams of potassium hydroxide in a bowl and measure out 312.5 grams of filtered water. Place the water in the heat-resistant-container. Then, pour the potassium hydroxide in and immediately cover with a lid, as this is a caustic chemical reaction taking place that can be dangerous and will produce temps up to 220 degrees. Swirl the container around to fully dissolve the potassium hydroxide. Measure out 76 fl. oz. of canola oil in a bowl. Pour the canola oil into the heat-resistant container with the potassium hydroxide solution. Using the blending tool, mix the solution until a thin mayonnaise consistency is formed. Place the lid on the container and allow it to sit for 3 days or until it becomes hard like butter. If it does not harden up, re-mix the solution with the blending tool. Add 84.5 fl. oz. of filtered water to the container and mix gently with the blending tool. Make sure all clumps are off the bottom and side of the container. Add an additional 253.6 fl. oz. of filtered water to the container. Stir manually. Place lid on the container and allow it to melt slowly for 24 hours and it will be complete. Store in a tightly sealed container. It has no expiration date
Captain Jack's Deadbug Captain Jack's Deadbug
Captain Jack's Deadbug
Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 7 reviews
from $30.00
Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Concentrate is a Spinosad-based insecticide that takes advantage of the unique bacterium's pest control properties to effectively control bagworms, borers, beetles, caterpillars, codling moth, gypsy moth, loopers, leaf miners, spider mites, tent caterpillars, thrips and more. Spinosad was isolated from soil collected inside a nonoperational sugar mill rum still in the Virgin Islands. This bottle is a CONCENTRATE! The version in mosts garden stores is the RTU (Ready To Use) and is essentially buying 98% Water. With concentrate you can replace expensive RTU bottles by adding 2 ounces per gallon of your own water. This is the best value on a very effective product that we believe in. Useful Info Kills bagworms, borers, beetles, caterpillars, codling month, gypsy month, Japanese beetle, loopers, leaf miners, spider mites, tent caterpillars, thrips and more! How To Use Mix 2 fl oz per gallon  
Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Large) Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Large)
Beneficial Insect Combo Packs (Large)
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 2 ratings
from $172.70
All Beneficial Insect Combo Packs come with Free Shipping! Please check the next tabs for more information on any of the insects offered in the combo packs. NOT AVAILABLE FOR CANADA CUSTOMERS!!!!!Notice: Beneficial Insects ship out immediately, within 1-7 business days, and sometimes the same day. BuildASoil will not be held accountable if insects arrive too early to be placed in soil. support@buildasoil.com The Beneficial Insect Triple Pack (Large) contains: Rove Beetle (3000 Beetles) + Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes 250 Mil Tray) + Stratiolaelaps Scimitus (Hypoaspis Miles) (5 liter bottle - 125,000) Rove Beetle (Dalotia Coriaria)   Rove beetle (Dalotia coriaria), formerly known as Atheta coriaria, is a native species of a soil-dwelling rove beetle which feeds on small insects and mites. Both adults and larvae are active aggressive predators and are attracted to decomposing plant or animal material and algae, where their hosts are found. While they are beetles, they do not necessarily look like beetles. They are light to dark brown in color, with adults being 3-4 mm long. They are slender with short wing covers. Rove beetles have an interesting habit of curving their abdomen upwards like scorpions and can run or fly when disturbed (usually close to the ground). Since they can actively fly, they rapidly colonize the release area. However, too many Atheta in flight may be because of disturbance to their home. Use in Biological Control: Rove beetles are used primarily to assist in the control of shore flies and fungus gnats and other small arthropods in the soil or planting media. They also help control soil stages of thrips and feed on most other small soil organisms such as moth flies, springtails, and root mealybugs. It has been used successfully in vegetable, bedding and potted plant production and seedling and cutting propagation. Atheta adapts well to the various growth media (including rockwool and coconut fiber) and capillary mats used in plant production. They will not survive freezing or flooding conditions. Life Cycle: The complete life cycle of rove beetles is 21 days at 70°F (21°C), with relative humidity between 40 and 99%. The sex ratio is an equal, 1:1 females to males. Eggs hatch in 3-4 days into larvae, which resemble adults. Pupal chambers are constructed out of silk. Each adult rove beetle consumes 10-20 prey per day. In greenhouse conditions, adults are non-diapausing and can be used year round. For Best Results: Rove beetle is most effective when applications are started before fungus gnat population becomes well established or while numbers are still low (less than one seen in a trap, per week). One application of Atheta per crop cycle is usually sufficient if started early in the season. Because rove beetle has a longer life cycle and takes longer to establish than the Stratiolaelaps predatory mite, so should be used along with Stratiolaelaps for best results. Introduction Rates: Rove beetle is most effective when applications are started before fungus gnat populations become well established or while numbers are still low (below 10 per trap, per week). One application of rove beetle per crop cycle is usually sufficient if started early in the season. For soil culture, sawdust bag, or rockwool culture, apply 1 per 10 ft2 (1 m 2 ). Target Pests: Shore flies (Ephydridae), fungus gnats (Sciaridae), western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), root aphids Do not water soil or growing medium 10 minutes before and a few hours after release. To release, rotate the canister (to distribute beetles inside), then open the lid and release in centrally located area where major infestation is onto damp soil (only open when ready to release as they may fly away). Also distribute on floors, greenhouse weeds, under benches, and places where larvae will develop. Leave the canister on its side in the treatment area to ensure release of all mites. Release in the evening or late afternoon within 4 days of being received. Store canister on its side at 45-55° F. How to Use: Release throughout the greenhouse at a rate of 100- 1,000 per greenhouse weekly or biweekly, depending on greenhouse history of shore flies and fungus gnats. To ensure reproduction and mating, release 50-100 in one spot in the center of the release area. Be sure to treat areas with wet, exposed areas of soil where fungus gnats and shore flies are likely to breed. Shipping Info: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight and may take 3 days to process. In order to make sure we supply everyone with the freshest products available, we do not keep a rolling inventory (except sometimes Stratiolaelaps- which is subject to change). All bugs ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments. Anything placed Friday will be shipped the following week. All bugs are overnighted. Most Washington and Oregon orders may be shipped Ground, allowing for next day arrival. Any shipping outside of the Pacific Northwest will need to ship UPS 2nd Day or Next Day, depending on weather, location, and beneficial insect. Remember that we are working with a perishable product, and shipping methods reflect the need for your bugs to arrive to you alive and well. Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes Steinernema Feltiae Nematodes arrive ready-to-use. Just add to water and apply to the soil or growing media with virtually any watering device! NemAttack Sf (Steinernema feltiae) Beneficial Nematodes are recommended to control and prevent mobile pests such as: Fungus gnats, ticks, thrips, leafminers, caterpillars, cutworms, sod webworms, onion maggots, subterranean termites. American cockroach, armyworm, artichoke plume moth, Asian cockroach, beet armyworm, cabbage maggots, black cutworm, bluegrass weevil, codling moth, corn earworm, cotton bollworm, cucumber beetle, fall armyworm, fly larvae, fruit fly, German cockroach, mole crickets, tobacco budworm, wireworm and more. Nematodes are shipped with an ice pack that will be melted when you receive it. Remove nematode package from insulated shipping container or packaging and place in refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Beneficial Nematodes are live microscopic organisms (non-segmented round worms) that occur naturally in soil throughout the world. They are parasitic to insect pests that typically have a developing (larval or pupal) stage of life in the soil; however, they have been known to also parasitize above ground stages of adults, nymphs and larvae. They are completely safe to use and will not affect mammals, aquatic life, birds, reptiles or amphibians.After application, the nematodes immediately get to work. Upon finding a pest, they enter it through various body openings or directly through the body wall. Once inside, it is not the nematode that actually kills the pest, but the toxic bacteria inside the nematode's gut that is the real weapon symbiotic bacteria, that when released inside and insect, kill it within 24 - 48 hours by causing blood poisoning. Beneficial Nematodes release the bacteria in order to create food and a hospitable environment for their own reproduction. As the food resources within the dead pest become scarce, the nematodes exit and immediately begin searching for a new host. As long as there is a suitable host, they will continue to survive and parasitize. How Much Do I Need? Order enough to thoroughly treat your infested area. Some pests require multiple, separate treatments. Quantities and treatment areas are approximate. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area Shipping Method 1/2 Garden Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. 2nd Day Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. 2nd Day Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre 2nd Day Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Next Day Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres Next Day   Important Shipping Note: When will my order ship?• Orders ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments and may take 3 days to process.• Any orders placed Friday will be shipped the following week. • All bugs are overnighted. If you would like the nematodes to ship on a specific date, please specify in the comments box in checkout. • Nematodes cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, US VI.   This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Fleas, Flies (mult), Fruit Flys (Drasophylla), Fungus Gnats (Bradysia impatiens), Gnats, Thrips (Franklinothrips sp) Useful Info: Warning & Toxicities: Do not freeze. Shelf Life: Up to 2 weeks (refrigerated and unopened in original container). How to Use: How long can nematodes be kept before use?Beneficial Nematodes should be used as soon as possible. Because they are live organisms, it is best to store them for no longer than 2 weeks in a refrigerator that is between 37° and 42° F. How are nematodes applied?The solution can be applied using a watering can, hose end sprayer, backpack or pump sprayer or through irrigation or misting systems. When should they be released?Release early in the morning or predusk when temperatures are cooler and the sun is not so bright. Should the soil be moist after the nematode application?The soil should be moist at time of application and lightly watered immediately after application. After application, regular watering of the treated area will provide sufficient moisture. Generally speaking, water every 3-4 days if rainfall does not occur. What's the Application Rate?It is best to make at least two applications, separated by 7-10 days in order to stagger the life cycles of the nematodes and to assure complete coverage. In cases of severe infestations, applications should be made every 7-10 days or until infestation subsides. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area 1/2 Garden Backyard Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres   How long does it take to see results?In general 3-7 days for caterpillars such as cutworm, armyworm and sod webworm. For grubs and weevils such as Japanese beetle, black vine weevil and billbugs feeding stops within 3 days with maximum control occurring over 2-4 weeks. Nematodes disintegrate the pests from the inside out. You will not see dead insect bodies as you would with a chemical knockdown. How often should nematodes be applied?Nematodes are recommended for use whenever larvae or grubs are present. Generally, this is during the spring and fall months. Because larvae feed on plant roots, beneath the soil surface, severe damage can be done before realizing there is a problem. Look for signs of an adult insect, such as leaf-notching. If adult insects are present, their eggs will be hatching soon. Keep in mind, one application may not eradicate a population of insects that has become established over a period of years. Will nematodes live through the winter?In general, harsh winter weather in most parts of the country almost guarantees a significant decline in the population of the nematodes. In most cases, nematodes (just like insects) will become dormant during cold weather. Any survivors would be few in number to provide adequate insect control. If your insect pest returns the following year, another application may be necessary. When nematodes are applied to one area will they move to other areas?Nematodes, due to their microscopic nature have limited range of movement. Generally NemAttack™, our formulations of Steinernema will stay where you put them, but NemaSeek™ (Heterorhabditis) will continue moving through the soil until they find a pest to infect. Warranty:BuildASoil makes no guarantee of effectiveness due to subjectivity of application. BuildASoil guarantees live nematodes upon arrival of product and provides telephone backup for customer questions or problems. Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Pond & Environment, Household Use, Interiorscapes, Container Plants, Houseplants Storage: Upon receipt remove outer packaging and store in a refrigerator (41°F/ 5°C ) but do not freeze. Ensure good air circulation around each tray. Use the entire tray contents at one time – do not use partial trays. Use before expiration date. To make a stock solution, dissolve 1 tray of Nemasys 50 million in 2 gallons of water. Allow the product to hydrate and disperse for at least five minutes. Keep agitated until all stock solution is used. Shipping Info: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight or UPS 2-day. Garden Size Quantity Treatment Area Shipping Method 1/2 Garden Size 5 million 1,600 sq. ft. 2nd Day Garden Size 10 million 3,200 sq. ft. 2nd Day Farm Size 50 million 1 Acre 2nd Day Small Ranch Size 250 million 5 Acres Next Day Large Ranch Size 500 million 10 Acres Next Day Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,AK,PR,VI,GU,AS,PW or PO Boxes. Stratiolaelaps Scimitus (Hypoaspis Miles) For Developing Soil Stage Control of Thrips, Fungus Gnats and Springtails. This tiny brown mite naturally inhabits the top layer of soil where larvae and pupae dwell. Female predatory mites lay their eggs in soil and the nymphs and adults feed on pests. If infestation is severe, use along with Beneficial Nematodes and Sticky Traps. Release rates: Type of Application Release Rate General Releases 5,000-10,000 S. scimitus per 1,000 ft2 depending on level of infestation. Large Area Releases 25,000-50,000 S. scimitus per acre depending on level of infestation. Weekly applications are recommended until infestations subside. Please call for more information.   Note: The deadline for Stratiolaelaps scimitus Womersley or Hypoaspis orders is at 2 pm on Fridays of each week, for shipment the following week. We try to maintain a rolling inventory of this product so faster shipping is possible if the product is available. This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Fungus Gnats (Bradysia impatiens), Springtails, Thrips (Franklinothrips spp) Useful Info: Shelf Life: Use within 18 hours of receipt. Do not water soil or growing medium 10 minutes before and a few hours after release. To release, rotate the canister (to distribute mites inside), then open the lid and remove the filter paper. Place the lid back on, and tap the mites out of the canister evenly onto the soil. Also distribute on floors, greenhouse weeds, under benches, and places where fungus gnat larvae will develop. Leave the canister and filter paper in the treatment area to ensure release of all mites. Release in the evening or late afternoon within 2 weeks of being received. Store canister on its side at 60-70° F. How to Use: General Applications: Incorporate mites into growing media at potting or sprinkle onto growing media surface. Rotate tube several times before opening to mix contents. To open lid, push the cut-out on the lid where marked. Rotate lid cover to fully open position for application. Shake tube slowly to dispense mixture onto the surface of growing media; mites will quickly distribute uniformly through crop. Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Interiorscapes, Container Plants Storage: If not releasing immediately, keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate. Top layer of soil, in a shaded area. 77°F Shipping Info: Shipping Restrictions: Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight and may take 3 days to process. In order to make sure we supply everyone with the freshest products available, we do not keep a rolling inventory (except sometimes Stratiolaelaps- which is subject to change). All bugs ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments. Anything placed Friday will be shipped the following week. All bugs are overnighted. Most Washington and Oregon orders may be shipped Ground, allowing for next day arrival. Any shipping outside of the Pacific Northwest will need to ship UPS 2nd Day or Next Day, depending on weather, location, and beneficial insect. Remember that we are working with a perishable product, and shipping methods reflect the need for your bugs to arrive to you alive and well.
Phydura - All Natural Organic Weed and Grass Killer Phydura - All Natural Organic Weed and Grass Killer
Phydura - All Natural Organic Weed and Grass Killer
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$27.50
OMRI listed for organic use. Broad killing herbicide that is all Natural. Phydura is a broad-spectrum contact herbicide that utilizes clove oil and vinegar as active ingredients. Phydura is a non-selective spray application that is exempt from EPA registration and has no re-entry interval. Weeds controlled include both grasses and broadleaf weeds in landscape, nursery, greenhouse, and garden settings, In general, treated weeds are eradicated within 24 hours of treatment. Weeds that are in an early stage of development are especially susceptible to Phydura treatment and are often eradicated with just one application. Phydura is 100 percent biodegradable and has a pleasant scent. Phydura is an all natural, non-selective herbicide made from clove oil, vinegar, and other biodegradable ingredients. When you spray Phydura on annual weeds and grass, it binds to the surface of the plant and begins to destroy the cell structure through a burn down process. When Phydura is applied, the plant begins to stress, and results can be seen in as little as one hours after application. Phydura kills weeds and grasses. Use in spot application in any area! Wilting begins in 20 minutes. Plants are dead or dying in 24 hours! Phydura kills annual weeds quickly. Perennials may need two sprays to kill roots. Use Phydura to destroy weeds under Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry plants. New planting can begin within hours after treating an area with Phydura! Phydura will kill tough stubborn plants like dandelion and pineapple weed! Children and pets can safely enter treated areas with Phydura right after spraying! Spot treat sidewalks, patios, driveways, around buildings and greenhouses. Prepare and maintain flowerbeds and vegetable gardens. Rebuild old diseased lawns before re-planting. Edge around trees, shrubs, and walkways. Keep fences clear of weeds and grasses. Technical Specifications Phydura is mostly used as a spot spray for weeds. One gallon of the Phydura concentrate is mixed with 3 gallons of water to get 4 gallons of finished spray. One gallon of finished spray treats about 625 sq. ft. Or you could say one gallon of the concentrate treats 2500 sq ft. Additional Information Phydura Directions Shake well before using. Phydura is a foliar active weed control product which contains clove oil as the active ingredient and extracts from vinegar as one of the inerts. It is non-selective to both broadleaf and grassy weeds and is recommended for areas such as borders, driveways, sidewalks, around mature tree bases, around buildings, in fence rows, in greenhouses, on school grounds, and around flower beds. Phydura is fast acting. Foliar contact results in rapid control of annual weeds and grasses, and top growth reduction of herbaceous perennial weeds and grasses. Re-treatment is required for control of established perennial weeds Application/Dilution/Dosage: Young Smaller Plants Mix Phydura with all water at 3:1 (3 parts water to one part Phydura) ratio. Spray apply to top and bottom of all foliage Older Large Plants Mix with water at 2:1 ratio. Spray apply to top and bottom of all foliage. Spray in full sunlight at the warmest part of the day. Phydura works best in non-shaded areas when temperatures are above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray Phydura directly on weeds until wet, but not to the point to run-off. Always spray Phydura when the plant is actively growing. Children and pets may re-enter treated areas after the spray has dried. Fill sprayer 1/2 full of water. Add Phydura and then fill the sprayer with water. Some agitation during application is recommended. Repeat application as needed. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Product causes eye irritation. Wear safety glasses and gloves when applying

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