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  Pentac (Floramite)
From: Denis denis at skg.com> on 2001.04.25 at 16:32:38(6268)
Floramite, despite its expensive price per pound it is used at 2 ounces
per hundred gallons of water and comes premeasured in one-ounce water
soluble packets in a one pound resealable foil pouch. This is fairly
ideal for commercial grower who is spraying 50 to a 100 gallons at a
time in his shadehouse or greenhouse. One Pound is more than enough to
do my entire nursery. I don't know if they will ever come out with a
size suitable for hobbiests who would spray an occassional 5 gallons
with a hoze-on sprayer or a pump-up 2 gallon tank.
The another new miticide out last year was Cinnamite, a derivative of
cinnamon oil I think. I understand it works well and makes your plants
smell wonderfultoo... but I elected not to use it because of the cost
per application in my nursery. As environmentally friendly that one is,
I would think that the hobbiest would like that one despite its price.

My standard spray for mites is a mixture of Avid,(a systemic neurotoxin)
and Azatin a derivative of the Neem tree oil. Both of these are not
inexpensive either.

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