EarthCare White Oil insect spray is a natural paraffin oil that controls various citrus leaf miners, scales, aphids, whitefly, mealy bugs, spider mites and smooth skin caterpillars on roses, flowers, ornamentals, grapes, fruit and citrus trees. Ideal as a leaf gloss on indoor and potted plants. It’s an all-season spray that is safe to use all year round.
Insects eating away at the garden and edible produce can be a real problem for gardeners so a reliable, low-toxic control is beneficial for all. The active ingredients in EarthCare White Oil insect spray are safe for the environment, humans and wildlife. It has a one-day withholding period, which means it can be sprayed safely up to the day before harvest.
EarthCare White Oil insect spray is a broad-spectrum spray that works by blocking the breathing pores of insects and pests causing suffocation.
ACTIVE CONSTITUENT: 19.7 G/L PARAFFIN OIL
Shake well before use. Keep the spray agitated (i.e. shake at regular intervals). Thoroughly wet both sides of the foliage until run-off. Repeat spraying may be required depending on plant and pest. For fruit trees and roses spray in winter after pruning and before bud burst.
DO NOT use on Glen Retreat variety of mandarins. DO NOT apply for at least one month after spraying with sulphur or lime sulphur. DO NOT spray if shade temperatures exceed 32°C, (35°C for citrus), or when soil is dry and plants are suffering from moisture stress.
|Citrus||Citrus leaf miner||Spray every 5 to 14 days as required during flush growth periods. (Spraying is more likely to be required in Summer and Autumn). Start spraying when flushes are about 4cm long. Ensure that all immature leaves are sprayed on both sides. Do not spray more than 8 times per season.|
|Red scale||Apply in December and/or February- March|
|White/Pink Wax Scale||Apply December/early January.|
|Black Scale||Apply mid-December/early January. Repeat in February.|
|Soft Brown Scale||Apply January/ April.|
|Grapes||Grapevine Scale||May be controlled by spraying dormant vines in Winter, preferably after pruning.|
|Roses, Indoor & Outdoor Ornamental||Scale, Aphids, Whitefly (NOT Qld), Mealy Bugs||Apply as required.|
|Stone Fruit (e.g. Peaches, Plums) Pome Fruit (e.g. Apples, Pears)||San Jose Scale, Oyster Shell Scale, Spider Mites||Apply during dormant period up to green tip (Pome Fruit) or bud swell (Stone Fruit)|
WITHHOLDING PERIOD: DO NOT PICK EDIBLE FRUITS FOR 1 DAY AFTER SPRAYING
HOW TO PREPARE: Product is ready to use. Shake well before use. Keep the spray agitated (i.e. shake at regular intervals). Thoroughly wet leaves until run-off.
CAUTION: DO NOT allow chemical containers or spray to get into drains, sewers, streams or ponds.
STORAGE & DISPOSAL: Store in the closed, original container in a cool dry place out of reach of children. Do not store in direct sunlight. Dispose of empty container by wrapping in paper, placing in plastic bag and put in garbage.
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED
Not to be taken. This product is a blend of naturally occurring ingredients and may have dust at times due to handling beyond the manufacturer’s control. It is recommended to wear a mask during application. Wash hands after use. This product is safe to use on all edible plants. Wash all edible plants before eating.
FIRST AID: If poisoning occurs contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone 13 11 26. If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water.
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