Safe and Effective
agricultural spray oils are a proven, remarkably safe weapon in
combating a broad range of insects, diseases and weeds. Orchex spray
oils cover a wide range of applications and are recognized worldwide
as reliable spray oil bases that optimally balance pesticidal strength
with low phytotoxicity. Orchex spray oils are EPA registered and
meet the requirements of national organic farming organizations.
They pose little or no hazard to people, animals, beneficial insects
or the environment. The exceptional advantages of Orchex spray oils
are invaluable in any integrated, cost effective
pest management program.
Range of Applications
alone or as an inert or spray adjuvant, Orchex successfully controls
numerous insect pests-- such as mites, scale, psylla, leafhoppers
and white flies -- on deciduous fruit and citrus trees, nut trees,
ornamentals and other valuable crops. Additionally, combined with
mating disruption, Orchex 796 has been shown to provide excellent
codling moth control.
enhances the effectiveness of chemical herbicides in the control
of weeds in a wide variety of field and orchard crops, including
bananas, citrus, cocoa, corn, cotton,deciduous trees, oil palms,
peanuts, rice, rubber, sorghum, soybeans, and sugar beets.
has been proven effective in preventing certain fungal diseases
in numerous crops, such as greasy spot on citrus and Sigatoka disease
in bananas. Used alone as a fungistat, Orchex forms a protective
barrier against fungal infections, without detriment to plant respiration.
It is also an excellent fungicide carrier and penetration aid.
inert or spray adjuvant applications, the unique combination of
properties offered by Orchex spray oils multiplies the effectiveness
of the active component. The low volatility, low surface tension,
low water solubility and distinct paraffinic structure of Orchex
combine to provide better penetration, more efficient surface wetting,
extended residence time, and resistance to rain washoff. These enhancements
substantially improve the cost/benefit ratio, which means significant
savings to the grower.
Not Promote Resistant Insect Strains
Alone, Orchex is particularly effective against scale insects and
mites, killing them in various stages of their life cycles by hypoxia,
or suffocation. Insects cannot develop resistance to this method
of pest control.
toxicology testing has shown the Orchex spray oils, used in accordance
the end-use labels and state Extension Service recommendations,
are inherently low in toxicity and present minimal risk to people,
animals, crops and beneficial insects.
Orchex spray oils biodegrade into naturally occurring components
that pose no threat to the crops or the natural environment.