FAQs2022-07-06T08:45:24-04:00

FAQs

Find many of the answers you’re looking for right here in our FAQs or check out our knowledge base.

Are any of your products registered for use on Bedbugs, fleas or lice?2022-06-10T14:53:56-04:00

No

How do I find out if your products are registered for use in my state/country?2022-06-10T14:58:12-04:00

Click here and choose your state or country. You will find a list of all available products in that state or country. You can also refer to any of the product pages and it will state: Registered for use in the USA except: LIST OF STATES

How do I become a distributor of BioWorks products?2022-06-10T15:10:15-04:00

Click Here, for details on becoming a distributor of BioWorks.

Who is the BioWorks Technical Sales Manager in my area?2022-06-10T15:33:42-04:00

Click Here to find your local sales manager

What are your hours of operation?2022-06-10T15:34:37-04:00

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

How do I know what the shelf life is of “X” product?2022-06-10T15:35:36-04:00
What size does the product come in?2022-06-10T15:37:30-04:00

The available sizes are listed on each product page.
For Example: RootShield Product Page

How can I get a copy of a Label?2022-06-10T15:38:54-04:00

Product labels can be found on the individual product pages for all products.
For Example: RootShield Label

I’m looking for the SDS for “X” product, where do I find it?2022-06-10T15:39:53-04:00

SDS can be found on the individual product pages for all products.
For Example: RootShield SDS

Is your product compatible with “X” product?2022-06-10T15:42:18-04:00

Compatibility PDF’s can be found on the individual product pages for all products.
For Example:RootShield Product Compatibility

Do I need a special license to apply a BioWorks product?2022-06-10T15:43:36-04:00

Each state has different regulations, so it is best to check with your local authority or extension agent. A listing of extensions in the USA can be found at this link:
USA County Extension Map

What is dipping?2022-06-10T15:44:18-04:00
Can I order direct from BioWorks?2022-06-10T16:07:42-04:00

All orders will be processed through our approved distributors. We partner with a number of distributors, which can be found here.

How do I place an order?2022-06-10T16:08:55-04:00

Click here to find a distributor, then click on the distributor to be directed to their website or call the number listed under their name.

What are your shipping hours?2022-06-10T16:09:38-04:00

Our shipping and receiving hours are from 8:00am-4:00pm EST. All orders that are received by 3:00pm are shipped same day. If orders are received on Saturday and Sunday they are processed on Monday of the next week (with the exception of holidays).

How can I track my order?2022-06-10T16:10:28-04:00

You may contact the distributor with whom you place your order with or you may contact our Customer Service team at customerservice@bioworksinc.com or 800-877-9443.

What do I do if my product was damaged when received?2022-06-10T16:11:11-04:00

You can contact the distributor you purchased the product through or you may contact our Customer Service team at customerservice@bioworksinc.com or 800-877-9443.

What if I don’t remember who I placed my order with?2022-06-10T16:14:50-04:00

You may always contact us at customerservice@bioworksinc.com or 800-877-9443 for assistance.

Do you offer shipping options?2022-06-10T16:15:31-04:00

We ship orders using Fedex/UPS small package as well as LTL carriers depending on the size of the order. Expedited service is available and orders are subject to shipping charges with expedited options.

Do you ship internationally?2022-06-10T16:16:47-04:00

We do ship internationally. To find out if we ship to your location click here and choose your country. If you country is not listed, we currently don’t have distribution set up there. You can contact us at 800-877-9443.

What is the Difference between RootShield PLUS+ and RootShield?2022-06-22T11:47:51-04:00

RootShield’s active ingredient is Trichoderma harzianum strain T-22, which provides preventative control of Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Cylindrocladium, and Thielaviopsis species.

RootShield PLUS+ contains an additional active ingredient: Trichoderma virens strain G-41. This active broadens the disease spectrum to include Phytophthora spp. and provides better control of hot season Pythium spp. (e.g., Pythium aphanidermatum).

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WP AND GRANULE FORMULATIONS?2022-06-22T11:52:00-04:00

WP is a wettable powder that is added to water then mixed and applied as a drench, pre-plant dip, or through greenhouse or field chemigation (please read labels for details).

Granules are to be incorporated (mixed in) into growing mix or field soil.

WHAT IS THE BEST APPLICATION METHOD FOR THE WP?2022-06-30T08:18:36-04:00

A soil drench using an inline injector at 1:100 ratio is a common and effective method. The WP formulations may be applied as a drench, pre-plant dip, or through greenhouse or field chemigation, depending on your specific application – please read product labels for complete application details.

CAN I GET SMALL VOLUME RATES?2022-06-22T12:05:48-04:00
What is BotryStop?2022-06-22T12:14:39-04:00

BotryStop is a preventative biological fungicide. The active ingredient consists of living spores of the fungus Ulocladium oudemansii (U3 strain) that colonize dead and senescing plant tissue. The active ingredient is a non-pathogenic, saprophytic fungus.

How does BotryStop work?2022-06-22T12:20:18-04:00

The active ingredient spores germinate into fungal mycelia that aggressively occupy the same physical space as Botrytis spp., Sclerotinia spp. and other labeled pathogens. It out-competes the pathogens for nutrients on plant surfaces and in dead and senescing plant tissue.

Why should I use BotryStop?2022-06-22T12:21:13-04:00

BotryStop is an excellent biological control that will enhance a fungal disease control program by introducing a new active ingredient, thus helping to prevent resistant populations of Botrytis spp. and other fungal pathogens above the soil.

What is the issue with BotryStop and surfactants?2022-06-22T12:23:57-04:00

BotryStop can be used with certain surfactants and not others. It is recommended to avoid those surfactants that claim to be “penetrants” or “super penetrants,” or are good at “stomatal flooding.” These types of surfactants have been known to cause spotting on foliage and blooms. When an acceptable surfactant is used it is most effective at low rates and when using low water volumes per acre for better coverage. At high surfactant rates or at high water volumes per acre, poor coverage can result from much of the spray volume moving off of the target, taking spores with it. This can potentially result in inadequate colonization of plant tissue.

Can BotryStop be tank-mixed with other products?2022-06-22T12:27:07-04:00

Yes, BotryStop can be tank-mixed with some insecticides and some fungicides. See the BotryStop compatibility sheet for more information.

What is the minimum amount of water per acre to use when applying BotryStop?2022-06-22T12:30:46-04:00

It is recommended to use at least 50 gallons per acre.

What type of application equipment can be used?2022-06-22T12:32:17-04:00

For outdoor spraying, air blast and other hydraulic spraying equipment, including air-assisted sprayers, can be used. In greenhouses, hydraulic spraying equipment, AutoFog or other cold foggers can be used. At this time, we do not recommend application through a thermal fogger including the BioPulse Fog units.

When is the best time of day to spray BotryStop?2022-06-22T12:34:31-04:00

BotryStop is best applied in the morning.

What is the best timing for BotryStop application?2022-06-22T12:36:05-04:00

BotryStop is a preventative biofungicide, so it is best applied before pathogen infection occurs. It is applied at early and late bloom for some crops and usually when conditions are favorable for disease development. Scouting and recognizing when conditions are favorable for disease can be effective indicators of when to apply.

What are the small volume rates for BotryStop?2022-06-22T12:37:05-04:00
Gallons Water 2 lb/100 gal/acre 3 lb/100 gal/acre 4 lb/100 gal/acre
1 1 tbs 9.1 grams 1.5 Tbs 13.6 grams 2 tbs 18.2 grams
5 5.5 tbs 45.4 grams 8 tbs 68.1 grams 0.7 cups 90.8 grams
10 0.7 cups 90.8 grams 1 cups 136.2 grams 1.3 cups 181.6 grams
25 1.7 cups 227 grams 2.5 cups 340.5 grams 3.5 cups 454 grams
What diseases does BotryStop control?2022-06-22T12:37:50-04:00

BotryStop is labeled for foliar and fruit diseases caused by Botrytis spp. (including Botrytis cinerea), Monilinia spp., Sclerotinia spp. (including S. sclerotiorum), and Erwinia amylovora.

Is BotryStop likely to cause phytotoxicity?2022-06-22T12:38:40-04:00

No. In BioWorks testing, it has shown no phytotoxicity on sensitive open blooms on ornamentals. It has been used extensively on grapes and other plants at flowering with no phytotoxicity.

What is the optimum tank pH for BotryStop?2022-06-22T12:39:32-04:00

Keep tank mixtures in the range of pH 5 – 7.

How long can I store a tank suspension of BotryStop?2022-06-22T12:40:27-04:00

Do not store overnight or for prolonged periods. It is best to mix and apply BotryStop within 4 – 6 hours.

What are the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for BotryStop?2022-06-22T12:41:07-04:00

Applicators and other handlers must wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, waterproof gloves, and shoes plus socks. Mixers/loaders and applicators, not in enclosed cabs, must wear a NIOSH-approved particulate respirator (dust mask) with any R or P filter with NIOSH-approval number prefix TC-84A; or a NIOSH-approved powered air-purifying respirator with an HE filter with NIOSH-approval number prefix TC-21C.

Is BotryStop approved for use in certified organic production?2022-06-22T12:41:55-04:00

Yes, BotryStop is OMRI listed.

What is CEASE?2022-06-30T08:35:35-04:00

CEASE is a biological fungicide that contains a patented strain of the bacterium, Bacillus subtilis, QST 713. In multiple field trials, it has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of fungal and bacterial pathogens that can cause plant diseases. CEASE is extremely safe to use and can be used in an integrated management program and as part of a resistance management program.

How does CEASE biological fungicide work?2022-06-30T08:40:04-04:00

CEASE has multiple modes of action. The bacterial spores occupy spaces on the plant surface and compete with pathogens. Once CEASE is applied, active compounds called lipopeptides are produced by the bacterium. These lipopeptides, disrupt cell membranes inhibiting the germination and growth of the pathogen.

Is CEASE organic?2022-06-27T13:22:10-04:00

CEASE is OMRI Listed and certified for organic production under the National Organic Program (NOP).

What is the formulation of CEASE?2022-06-30T08:38:56-04:00

CEASE is an aqueous suspension (AS) which means the carrier is primarily water with the active ingredients suspended within the liquid. A type of flowable formulation, it is not a true solution, therefore requires constant spray tank agitation.

How much CEASE do I use?2022-06-30T08:29:06-04:00

The rate for CEASE ranges from 2 quarts to 8 quarts per 100 gallons. The typical starting rate is 4 quarts per 100 gallons per acre. See the label for recommendations

What type of application equipment can be used?2022-06-30T08:28:40-04:00

CEASE is formulated for use in all common ground spray equipment such as hose-end, pressurized hydraulic, greenhouse and hand-held sprayers. Use proper spray pressure, nozzles, nozzle spacing and ground speed. With hydraulic spray equipment, using a hand operated gun, adjust to the smallest droplet size possible for effective coverage.

CEASE can be used in electrostatic, cold or thermal foggers, or other ultra-low volume application equipment. CEASE can also be applied via aerial and chemigation means. See the label for specific recommendations.

How often does CEASE need to be reapplied?2022-06-30T08:37:13-04:00

For effective preventative control of diseases and under normal conditions, apply CEASE at a rate of 2 – 4 quarts per 100 gallons per acre on a 7-day schedule. If conditions favor severe disease development shorten the spray interval. CEASE can be applied as often as every 3 days.

Can I tank-mix CEASE with other materials?2022-06-30T08:27:02-04:00

CEASE is tank mix compatible with many products but has not been evaluated with all. Perform physical compatibility tests as outlined on the label. As recommended with most chemicals, always test a small area to observe for potential phytotoxicity.

What materials should NOT be mixed with CEASE?2022-06-27T14:09:00-04:00

Tests have shown that CEASE is not physically compatible with the WDG formulation of Aliette®.

Does CEASE contain a surfactant?2022-06-30T08:26:20-04:00

CEASE does not contain a surfactant. It is recommended that one be added to improve coverage and canopy penetration. When adding a surfactant as with any tank mixes, check for phytotoxicity on a small portion of the crop.

Is CEASE safe?2022-06-30T08:36:40-04:00

CEASE is labeled as a category III pesticide with the word CAUTION. CEASE is exempt from residue tolerances in food crops and has a 0-day PHI (Pre- Harvest Interval). CEASE has a 4-hour REI and no special Worker Protection Standard (WPS) safety requirements. CEASE is OMRI Listed and NOP certified for organic production.

How safe is CEASE to plants?2022-06-30T08:25:51-04:00

Research trials and grower experience has shown CEASE to be safe on sensitive foliage and open blooms. If tank-mixed, testing must be carried out to prove whether the mixture is still as safe as CEASE alone.

Does rainfall or overhead irrigation affect CEASE results; is it rain-fast?2022-06-30T08:24:23-04:00

CEASE can be affected by rain or overhead irrigation as it is not rain-fast without the addition of a spreader-sticker. Reapplication intervals may have to be shortened under conditions of frequent rainfall or daily overhead irrigation.

Does CEASE help with resistance management?2022-06-29T15:28:44-04:00

Due to CEASE’s mode of action, resistance is not likely to develop. This makes it an excellent rotational partner with other products like MilStop and coppers, etc. BioWorks recommends that CEASE be used in combination and/or rotation with other products as part of an effective resistance management spray program.

Is CEASE systemic?2022-06-27T14:18:32-04:00

No. CEASE is a contact fungicide

Does CEASE provide any curative control?2022-06-27T14:19:20-04:00

CEASE is a preventative fungicide and does not provide any curative or eradicant control.

Where can CEASE be used?2022-06-30T08:41:03-04:00

The CEASE label indicates SITES of usage and CROPS. Some of the sites of usage include greenhouses, shadehouses, indoors, outdoors, interiorscape, nurseries open or enclosed, containers or field, forests, seedling production sites, forest seedling production sites, residential and commercial landscapes. Crops include ornamentals, trees, shrubs, flowers, bedding plants, tropical plants, seedlings, conifers, greenhouse vegetables. See label for more specific crop information. In addition to foliar spraying, CEASE can be used as a drench for root diseases and as a post-harvest dip for cut flowers/buds.

How is CEASE packaged?2022-06-27T14:22:39-04:00

CEASE is packaged in a 1-gallon plastic, stackable jug. A case contains 4 x 1 gallons.

Where can I get CEASE?2022-06-30T08:23:15-04:00

BioWorks has selected distribution partners in virtually all areas of the US. Visit our website (www.bioworksinc.com) or call 800-877-9443 to locate the closest supplier in your area.

What is MilStop?2022-06-30T08:51:12-04:00

MilStop is an EPA-registered, broad-spectrum foliar fungicide for curative control of powdery mildew and preventative control of many other foliar diseases. MilStop has a 1-hour REI and is compatible with many beneficial insects. The active ingredient in MilStop – Potassium Bicarbonate – has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a G.R.A.S. (Generally Regarded as Safe) product.

How does MilStop work?2022-06-30T08:52:26-04:00

MilStop’s mode of action is almost immediate in causing the desiccation of fungal spores upon contact. It also inhibits enzymes involved in fungal cell wall formation by altering the pH levels on the leaf surface.

What diseases does MilStop control?2022-06-29T15:27:58-04:00

MilStop controls Alternaria blight, Anthracnose, Black Spot, Botrytis blight, Botrytis gray mold, Cercospora leaf blight, Corynespora leaf spot, Monilinea fruit and blossom rot, Downy mildew, Penicillium spp., Phomopsis blight, Powdery mildew, Rust, Scab, Septoria leaf spot.

On what crops is MilStop labeled?2022-06-29T15:27:48-04:00

MilStop is labeled on over 85 annual and perennial flowers, ornamental and shade trees, woody and herbaceous ornamentals, many herbs and vegetables, and fruit and nut trees. See label for specific crops.

What are the application rates?2022-06-29T15:28:31-04:00

Apply 2.5 to 5.0 lbs of MilStop per acre per week. For low growing crops such as bedding plants, BioWorks recommends between 25 to 50 gallons of water be applied per acre. For medium height crops, apply between 50 to 100 gallons of water and for taller crops such as roses, apply between 100 to 200 gallons per acre. (Always read and follow the label directions.)

What is the chemical compatibility of MilStop?2022-06-29T15:27:40-04:00

MilStop is compatible with most chemical pesticides and can be used in a rotation with chemicals in an Integrated Pest Management approach to disease control.

MilStop can be used as a stand-alone fungicide for foliar disease control.

Use caution when tank mixing. MilStop contains 2 surfactants. Tank mixing with other pesticides containing surfactants may increase the risk of phytotoxicity. Always test on a small scale before expanding to large scale use. Be cautious when tank mixing with chemicals sensitive to high pH. MilStop in solution has a pH of 8.0

Are there any precautions with MilStop?2022-06-29T15:27:18-04:00

Crop safety is inherent with MilStop, though several crops including Poinsettias, New Guinea Impatiens and Pansy require caution when applications are made. Contact your BioWorks sales representative for information regarding changes in rate, application timing, or potential for phytotoxicity when using MilStop with these crops.

When is the best time to use MilStop?2022-06-29T15:27:08-04:00

“Prevention is the best medicine”. Use MilStop at the first sign of disease, or when environmental conditions exist that are favorable for disease growth. MilStop is very good for curative control of powdery mildew.

Has there been research conducted on MilStop use?2022-06-29T15:25:55-04:00

The following charts show results from research conducted by McGovern/Harbaugh, University of Florida in 1998 of MilStop compared to other chemicals:

Control Powdery Mildew

What is Molt-X?2022-06-29T15:36:20-04:00

Botanically based Molt-X is an EPA-registered insecticide/nematicide, approved for use in organic production. This emulsifiable concentrate contains 3% azadirachtin active ingredient, providing broad spectrum control of foliar and soil-borne pests.

What are the Molt-X modes of action?2022-06-29T15:35:53-04:00

Molt-X interferes with the key molting hormone, ecdysone, preventing insects from progressing from one life stage to the next. As an insect growth regulator, Molt-X causes insects to fail to mature and reproduce, eliminating populations over time, or keeping them at acceptable levels. In addition, Molt-X:

  • Acts as an anti-feedant; insects will feed less or not at all on treated plant tissue. Foliage is not damaged, and insects ultimately starve to death
  • Shows repellent action towards some adult species (highly dose-dependent)
  • Reduces insect resistance by interference with insect enzyme metabolism
  • Enhances susceptibility of pests to insecticides by reducing physical and physiological fitness
  • Is anti-ovipository and repellent; the likelihood of insect infestation is decreased in treated plants
  • This also adds a preventive aspect to your control program
  • These multiple modes of action make it a highly effective tool for resistance management
Isn’t Molt-X just neem oil?2022-06-29T15:32:33-04:00

No, Molt-X is not neem oil and contains no neem oil. It is an emulsifiable concentrate formulation with azadirachtin as the active ingredient. Neem oil contains no azadirachtin, and azadirachtin contains no neem oil. Both neem oil and azadirachtin come from the neem tree, but that is where the similarity ends.

What pests does Molt-X control?2022-06-29T15:17:06-04:00

Aphids, Beetles, Borers, Caterpillars, Flies, Fungus gnats, Leafhoppers, Leafminers, Mealybugs, Nematodes, Psyllids, Sawflies, Scales, Thrips, True bugs, Weevils and Whiteflies.

What insect growth stage is most susceptible to Molt-X?2022-06-29T15:31:43-04:00

Molt-X acts on and kills larval stages of insects. Insects typically die between larval to larval, larval to pupal, nymph to nymph molts, or during adult eclosion (emergence of the adult from its pupal case.)

Is Molt-X safe for beneficial insects?2022-06-29T15:19:21-04:00

Molt-X is safe to use with many Biological Control Agents (BCAs, or beneficial insects). For more details see: Molt-X Compatibility

Is Molt-X systemic?2022-06-29T15:31:31-04:00

It has some systemic activity within the roots and leaves but is not fully systemic. Full spray coverage is key.

Is Molt-X compatible in a tank mix?2022-06-30T08:54:27-04:00

Yes, it is an excellent tank mix partner with other biopesticides, including oils, and traditional chemistries. Molt-X’s mode of action can enhance the effects of other insecticides. Recommended to tank mix with an adulticide to kill both adults and larvae. A surfactant may be added to improve performance. See: Molt-X Compatibility

Are there any phytotoxicity issues with Molt-X?2022-06-29T15:31:17-04:00

Molt-X has been shown to be safe on most plant species when used as directed by the label. Some species have shown slight phytotoxicity on blooms and very tender species may be sensitive. A test spray on a small number of plants is recommended prior to application on the entire crop.

When should Molt-X applications be made?2022-06-29T15:31:08-04:00
  • First application should be made at the first sign of insect pests
  • Spray directly on insects for maximum effectiveness
  • Apply in early to mid-morning or late afternoon. This is especially important with whitefly adults which are typically sedentary on the undersides of leaves at that time.
What is the rate range and recommended application interval for Molt-X?2022-06-29T15:30:51-04:00

Rate range: 8–10 oz for insect pests, or 8–15 oz for nematodes (per 100 gal. indoors or per acre outdoors). Recommended interval is 2–3 applications, 7–10 days apart, unless otherwise specified on the label.

Is there a pH limit for Molt-X?2022-06-27T15:26:01-04:00

Recommended pH range is 5.5–6.5, with 7.0 maximum before the product will break down in solution.

What are the labeled use sites and crops?2022-06-27T15:27:17-04:00

• For ornamental greenhouses, shadehouses, interiorscapes and nursery use
• For use on turfgrass, outdoor shrubs, trees, and ornamentals
• For use on outdoor and greenhouse food crops

What type of application equipment can be used?2022-06-30T08:19:45-04:00

Apply Molt-X using any powered or manual pesticide application equipment, including high-volume, low-volume, ultra-low volume, electrostatic, fogging, and chemigation.

What PPE is required when applying Molt-X?2022-06-29T15:21:24-04:00
  • Long-sleeved shirt and long pants
  • Socks and shoes
  • Chemical-resistant gloves (ex.: barrier laminate, butyl, nitrile, neoprene, polyvinyl chloride, or viton)
After mixing Molt-X, how long can it sit in the spray tank before use?2022-06-29T15:29:57-04:00

After mixing with water, Molt-X must be used within 8 hours. Do not allow mixed Molt-X solutions to remain overnight in the spray tank.

May Molt-X be used in organic production?2022-06-27T15:33:46-04:00

Yes, Molt-X is OMRI-Listed.

Are there any environmental concerns with Molt-X?2022-06-27T15:34:42-04:00

Molt-X is toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates.

What is SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T16:03:22-04:00

Spray Oil Emulsion Fungicide, Insecticide and Miticide. It is the ideal choice for effective insect, mite and disease control in a broad range of greenhouse, nursery and vegetable crops.

What pests does SuffOil-X control?2022-06-29T16:23:23-04:00

SuffOil-X has a wide range of activity on most mites, scales, aphids, mealybugs, thrips, whiteflies, and other immature or adult soft bodied insects. It is also effective on eggs of mites and aphids. SuffOil-X also suppresses powdery mildew.

What is the mode of action of SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T16:23:52-04:00

The primary mode of action is suffocation. This mode of action requires total spray coverage. As a fungicide, it interferes with the attachment of the pathogen to the host.

Is SuffOil-X systemic?2022-06-27T15:39:59-04:00

No. It is a contact material.

Does SuffOil-X work on soil inhabiting insects?2022-06-27T15:40:37-04:00

No. SuffOil-X is not labeled for drenching.

Is SuffOil-X safe for beneficial insects?2022-06-30T08:16:26-04:00

Yes and no. While SuffOil-X will kill beneficial insects when sprayed directly on them, SuffOil-X leaves no residues and therefore is less disruptive to beneficial insects than traditional materials with long residual activity. SuffOil-X allows beneficials to rapidly repopulate a sprayed area. Releases of beneficials can begin within 24 hours.

Is SuffOil-X safe for workers?2022-06-30T08:15:18-04:00

As with any product, care must be taken when handling it. SuffOil-X is labeled as a category III pesticide with the word Caution. SuffOil-X has a 12-hour Restricted Entry Interval (REI) and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for re-entry during this time period is listed on the label.

Is SuffOil-X safe for plants?2022-06-30T08:14:48-04:00

SuffOil-X has been tested on a broad range of plants and listings are available on the SuffOil-X landing page. The unique formulation allows for less oil to be applied and faster drying time. The small droplets allow for a more uniform coverage and thinner coating of the leaf surface. Since heavy oils are not used, this lessens the possibility of crop damage without loss of efficacy. Follow oil spray guidelines or application tips to reduce or eliminate the risks of phytotoxicity.

When I open SuffOil-X I get a strong whiff of ammonia. Is this norma2022-06-27T15:45:48-04:00

Yes. Ammonia is added to control biological degradation of the formulation.

Is SuffOil-X supposed to be white in color?2022-06-29T16:19:58-04:00

Yes. This is due to the pre-emulsified formulation. The benefits of the pre-emulsification process are that SuffOil-X dilutes with water easier and more thoroughly. Hard water is not a problem. SuffOil-X will not separate for many hours in a spray tank. It allows for excellent coverage because smaller oil droplets are created.

How often should I spray SuffOil-X?2022-06-27T15:47:18-04:00

Apply as needed, but no more often than 7 days. Begin spraying at the first sign of pests.

Can you tank mix SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T16:19:25-04:00

Yes. SuffOil-X is compatible with most insecticides and fungicides. However, do not use in combination with captan, folpet, oxythiquinox or any product containing sulphur. Also do not use with carbaryl or dimethoate. Do not use with any product whose label recommends the use of no oils or in combination with NPK foliar fertilizer applications.

What are some tips for applying SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T16:18:53-04:00

Use enough spray solution to completely penetrate the leaf canopy and cover both top and bottom of all leaves until wet without significant runoff. Monitor weather conditions. Apply when oil will dry and evaporate in 1-2 hours and when relative humidity is less than 90%. Spray early in day and when temperature does not exceed 33˚– 35˚ C (91˚– 95˚ F). Avoid application on overcast, humid days and during or after rain when evaporation time will be longer. Avoid spraying during high winds. Spray when there is adequate soil moisture and no drought stress. If needed, irrigate crops before applying SuffOil-X. Do not spray at night. Apply horticultural oils only when the temperature is above 4˚ C (39˚ F) and there is no danger of freezing.

What is the typical rate I should apply SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T16:02:09-04:00

SuffOil-X rates range from 1 – 2% v/v (volume to volume) with lower rates used for dipping cuttings or potted plug foliage. The maximum labeled rate is 2%. It is recommended to use the 1% rate for any indoor or greenhouse-grown crops. While there is no restriction on how long the mixed solution can be stored, we recommend using the solution within 24 hours after vigorous agitation.

Should SuffOil-X be used through a fogger or other ULV equipment?2022-06-29T15:59:53-04:00

No, for three reasons. First, it is not a labeled application method. Second, the concentration cannot exceed 1 – 2% v/v. Third, the very small droplet sizes do not provide the necessary wetting of the insect and mite pests.

Does the SuffOil-X rate require adjustment when using lower water volumes?2022-06-29T16:01:22-04:00

No. It must be mixed at the rates indicated on the label regardless of water volume. Higher concentrations than this will result in foliar phytotoxicity.

How is SuffOil-X packaged?2022-06-29T15:41:05-04:00

SuffOil-X is packaged in 9.46 liter plastic jugs. A case contains 4 x 1 gallons or 2 x 9.46 liters. SuffOil-X can also be purchased in 113.6 liter drums.

Where do I purchase SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T15:40:59-04:00

BioWorks has selected distribution partners in Canada. Visit our website (www.bioworksinc.com), or call 800-877-9443 to locate the closest supplier in your area.

What is SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T16:03:16-04:00

Spray Oil Emulsion Insecticide, Acaricide and Fungicide. It is the ideal choice for effective insect, mite and disease control in a broad range of greenhouse, nursery and vegetable crops

What pests does SuffOil-X control?2022-06-29T15:40:35-04:00

SuffOil-X has a wide range of activity on most mites, scales, aphids, mealybugs, thrips, whiteflies, and other immature or adult soft bodied insects. It is also effective on eggs of mites and aphids. SuffOil-X also suppresses powdery mildew.

What is the mode of action of SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T15:40:27-04:00

The primary mode of action is suffocation. This mode of action requires total spray coverage. As a fungicide, it interferes with the attachment of the pathogen to the host.

Is SuffOil-X systemic?2022-06-27T15:57:45-04:00

No. It is a contact material.

Does SuffOil-X work on soil inhabiting insects?2022-06-27T15:58:47-04:00

No. SuffOil-X is not labeled for drenching.

Is SuffOil-X safe for beneficial insects?2022-06-29T15:40:16-04:00

Yes and no. While SuffOil-X will kill beneficial insects when sprayed directly on them, SuffOil-X leaves no residues and therefore is less disruptive to beneficial insects than traditional materials with long residual activity. SuffOil-X allows beneficials to rapidly repopulate a sprayed area. Releases of beneficials can begin within 24 hours.

Is SuffOil-X safe for workers?2022-06-29T15:40:07-04:00

As with any product, care must be taken when handling it. SuffOil-X is labeled as a category III pesticide with the word Caution. SuffOil-X has a 12-hour Restricted Entry Interval (REI) and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for re-entry during this time period is listed on the label.

Is SuffOil-X safe for plants?2022-06-29T15:39:57-04:00

SuffOil-X has been tested on a broad range of plants and listings are available on the SuffOil-X landing page. The unique formulation allows for less oil to be applied and faster drying time. The small droplets allow for a more uniform coverage and thinner coating of the leaf surface. Since heavy oils are not used, this lessens the possibility of crop damage without loss of efficacy. Follow oil spray guidelines or application tips to reduce or eliminate the risks of phytotoxicity.

When I open SuffOil-X I get a strong whiff of ammonia. Is this normal?2022-06-27T16:04:39-04:00

Yes. Ammonia is added to control biological degradation of the formulation.

Is SuffOil-X supposed to be white in color?2022-06-29T15:39:45-04:00

Yes. This is due to the pre-emulsified formulation. The benefits of the pre-emulsification process are that SuffOil-X dilutes with water easier and more thoroughly. Hard water is not a problem. SuffOil-X will not separate for many hours in a spray tank. It allows for excellent coverage because smaller oil droplets are created.

How often should I spray SuffOil-X?2022-06-27T16:07:45-04:00

Apply as needed, but no more often than 7 days. Begin spraying at the first sign of pests.

Can you tank mix SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T15:39:33-04:00

Yes. SuffOil-X is compatible with most insecticides and fungicides. However, do not use in combination with captan, folpet, oxythiquinox or any product containing sulphur. Also do not use with carbaryl or dimethoate. Do not use with any product whose label recommends the use of no oils or in combination with NPK foliar fertilizer applications.

What are some tips for applying SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T15:39:22-04:00

Use enough spray solution to completely penetrate the leaf canopy and cover both top and bottom of all leaves until wet without significant runoff. Monitor weather conditions. Apply when oil will dry and evaporate in 1-2 hours and when relative humidity is less than 90%. Spray early in day and when temperature does not exceed 33˚– 35˚ C (91˚– 95˚ F). Avoid application on overcast, humid days and during or after rain when evaporation time will be longer. Avoid spraying during high winds. Spray when there is adequate soil moisture and no drought stress. If needed, irrigate crops before applying SuffOil-X. Do not spray at night. Apply horticultural oils only when the temperature is above 4˚ C (39 ˚ F) and there is no danger of freezing.

What is the typical rate I should apply SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T15:39:03-04:00

SuffOil-X rates range from 1 – 2% v/v (volume to volume) with lower rates used for dipping cuttings or potted plug foliage. The maximum labeled rate is 2%. It is recommended to use the 1% rate for any indoor or greenhouse-grown crops. While there is no restriction on how long the mixed solution can be stored, we recommend using the solution within 24 hours after vigorous agitation.

Should SuffOil-X be used through a fogger or other ULV equipment?2022-06-29T15:59:57-04:00

No, for three reasons. First, it is not a labeled application method. Second, the concentration cannot exceed 1 – 2% v/v. Third, the very small droplet sizes do not provide the necessary wetting of the insect and mite pests.

Does the SuffOil-X rate require adjustment when using lower water volumes?2022-06-29T16:01:37-04:00

No. It must be mixed at the rates indicated on the label regardless of water volume. Higher concentrations than this will result in foliar phytotoxicity.

How is SuffOil-X packaged?2022-06-29T15:38:35-04:00

SuffOil-X is packaged in 9.46 liter plastic jugs. A case contains 4 x 1 gallons or 2 x 9.46 liters. SuffOil-X can also be purchased in 113.6 liter drums.

Where do I purchase SuffOil-X?2022-06-29T15:22:19-04:00

BioWorks has selected distribution partners in Canada. Visit our website (www.bioworksinc.com), or call 800-877-9443 to locate the closest supplier in your area.

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