Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring product. It is made up of millions of fossilised agae which are mined from seas and lakes. Each tiny grain is very hard and razor sharp. When it comes in contact with insects, the razor sharp edges lacerate the insects exoskeleton and the powdery Diatomaceous Earth absorbs the body fluids causing death from dehydration. It is an abrasive and an absorbent. These properties make it effective in controlling slugs and certain insects.
Diatomaceous Earth works in a purely physical/mechanical manner, not chemical, and so has no chemical toxicity. Pests do not build up a tolerance or immunity and there is no build up in your soil. When applied on or around your vegetables there is no withholding period as the dust can be easily washed off with water prior to eating.
Apply a cup to compost piles to prevent pests and odors.
Sprinkle on and around your vegetables to kill all sucking, chewing and rasping pests.
Sprinkle a border of Diatomaceous Earth around tender seedlings to protect from snails and slugs.
Sprinkle around the base of house piles, foundations and wood stacks to keep away cockroaches and spiders.
In indoors, vacuum the infested area, then dust it with a small amount of Diatomaceous earth. Repeat every few weeks until resolved.
Make up a paint using 2 cups of Diatomaceous Earth with 500 ml of water. Use this paint solution to paint the trunks of fruit trees to protect from ground dwelling insects such as codling moth..
Best time to apply, is when slugs are present and rain is not expected for at least 24 hours. Reapply after rain. It works only when dry.
Diatomaceous Earth is a great product but it is not clever enough to know only to target pests! Only apply to areas where there is visual evidence of pests as beneficial insects such as Ladybirds, Honey bees, Hover-flies and Lacewings will also be killed if they come in contact with the powder.
Avoid breathing the dust as it can irritate mucous membranes.
“GREEN BIOCARE” is formulated from natural neem extracts, mint extracts, and other natural plant extracts along with marine aqueous which give best results as on insect repellent, anti-feeding growth disrupted and effective on all growth stages. Its spray is fairly comparable with conventional pesticide.
Mode of Action
Itis effective on following insects / worms
Boll Worms (Heliothis)
Thrips and other worms.
Area of Application
“GREEN BIOCARE” is effective on wide range of horticultural, plantation like Tea, Coffee,etc., vegetables like Cabbage, Tomato, Brinjal, Chilli etc. , fruits like Mango, Banana, Grapes, Chikoo, Citrus group, etc. and agricultural crops like Cotton, Paddy, Wheat, Soybeans, Groundnut, Sugarcane etc.
Method of Uses
Dilute 1-2 ml “GREEN BIOCARE”in one litre of water or depending on requirement for concentrated dose.
Spray early in the morning or late in the evening to get best results.
The optimum dose per acre is 500 ml.
If more attack of insects is noticed then weekly interval two spray and / or 15 days interval regular dose can be done.