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Organocide® Organic Fungicide FAQs
What is Organocide® Organic Fungicide and why should I use it?
- It is an organic, EPA approved potassium bicarbonate based fungicide that has multiple modes of action which accounts for its ability to withstand resistance development. This makes it uniquely suitable as a standalone fungicide for foliar disease control or alternated as part of an integrated pest management program.
- Product efficacy has been confirmed through years of studies by over 200 university and private research trials.
How does it work?
- Organocide® Organic Fungicide causes mildew spores and tubes to suffer immediate and rapid water loss, thereby effectively killing the fungus. It destroys the cell walls of mildew and prevents germination.
What diseases will Organocide® Organic Fungicide control?
- Anthracnose, Ascochyta Blight, Black Spot, Botrytis Blight, Botrytis Grey Mold, Cercospora Leaf Blight, Corynespora Leaf Spot, Didymellina Leaf Spot, Diplodia Tip Blight, Dollar Spot, Downy Mildew, Entomosporium Leaf Spot, Fusarium, Helminthosporium Leaf Spot, Ink Spot, Molilinea Fruit & Blossom Rot, Penicillium spp., Phomopsis Blight, Phytophthora, Powdery Mildew, Ovulinia sp., Ramularia Leaf Spot, Ray Blight, Rust, Scab and Septoria Leaf Spot.
What about plant compatibility?
- Use on Annual and Perennial Flowers, Bedding Plants, Foliage Plants, Ground Covers, Woody and Ornamental Shade Trees, Woody and Herbaceous Ornamentals and Ornamental Nut and Fruit Trees, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Pumpkins, Squash, Herbs, Tobacco and more!
How long do I have to wait to harvest my fruits and vegetables?
- Since the re-entry time is only 1 hour, you can harvest the same day!
How should it be applied?
- Uniform and complete coverage is necessary for the most effective results.
- Product is a contact eradicate, complete coverage is necessary for best results.
- Apply during the coolest parts of the day.
- Exercise caution when spraying open blooms. Do a small area test to determine if they are susceptible to damage.
- Indoor, Greenhouse and Hydroponic: Spray at times when the sun is not coming through the glass as this magnified sunlight could cause burning on recently sprayed, wet leaves. Also, with high intensity artificial lighting it is best to turn lights off after spraying.
How often should it be applied?
- Start application at first sign of disease. For best protection, repeat at one to two week intervals until conditions are no longer favorable for disease development. Spray more often during rainy weather or during periods of high relative humidity. A post-harvest spray can be used on remaining foliage to decrease overwintering inoculum on certain crops.
Can I mix Organocide® Organic Fungicide with other products such as pesticides?
- We DO NOT recommend mixing the product with other products because it could inadvertently reduce the usefulness of Organocide® Organic Fungicide by altering its PH level.
Can I add surfactants (spreader/sticker) or oils to Organocide Organic Fungicide?
- No, adding in additional ingredients would change the formula and cause burning of the leaves.
Can Organocide® Organic Fungicide be used indoors?
- It is EPA registered for use on indoor plants, completely odorless, and a respirator is not needed.
What are the “Other Ingredients” listed on the RTU label?
- It is a combination of organic surfactant, emulsifiers and water.
How is it available?
- It is available in 24oz & 72oz RTU bottles.