Organic Insect and Disease Control

Insect and Disease Control

Safely and effectively rid your garden of unwelcome bugs and diseases.

Disease and insect management presents quite a challenge in the organic garden. Made from natural materials, Ohio Earth Food's line of insect and disease control products will help rid your garden of pesky bugs and disease without harming the environment or the people around you.

Our wide range of non-chemical solutions will provide you with the ammunition you need to safely and effectively enhance the vitality of your crops and plants.

16 oz. Monterey Fruit Tree Spray Plus* OMRI Listed

OMRI Listed for Certified Organic production. Monterey Fruit Tree Spray Plus is 2 prong attack against pest insects and plant diseases, such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, rusts, and leaf spots. This product as designed for fruit trees but will work well on any fruit or vegetable plant. A mixture of pyrethrins for contact killing of pests and Neem Oil for lasting prevention of pests and disease. Can be used up to day of harvest. Mix 2 tablespoons of Monterey Fruit Tree Spray Plus per gallon of water and thoroughly apply to all leaf surfaces including the undersides of the leaves. 

Most effective when applied once a week in early to mid-morning or late afternoon when adult insect pests, such as whiteflies, are normally sedentary on the undersides of the foliage.

• Use spray solutions within several hours of preparation for maximum effectiveness.

• Do not use more than 1 time per day on the same plants.

• Do not apply this product more than 10 times per season.

• For best results maintain constant agitation in spray equipment.

• For optimal performance, do not mix with cold water or apply under cold ambient temperatures (less than 45°F). If product thickens (freezes) before using, place in a warm room (greater than 45°F) for a few days or in warm water (120°F) for 2 to 8 hours until completely thawed. Do not use partially thawed material.

• Do not apply to wilted or otherwise stressed plants, or to newly transplanted material prior to root establishment.

• As with other products that contain oils, exercise care in timing applications to early morning/late evening to minimize the potential for leaf burn.

• Do not add adjuvants (spreaders, stickers, extenders, etc.) 

NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.

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COPPER DUST OR SPRAY (BORDO)

A 7% copper sulfate for controlling early and late blight, leaf spot, downy mildew, anthracnose and other fungal diseases on various vegetables, flowers, ornamentals, grapes, and other fruits. Won't burn plants. Dust or use 2-6 oz. per gallon of water.

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CUEVA liquid copper OMRI listed

A certifiable, OMRI listed for organic production, flowable liquid copper fungicide for control of downy mildew, powdery mildew, white and gray mold, septoria, anthracnose, leaf and bacterial spot, bacterial blights, botrytis, scab, soft and bottom rot, early and late blights, dollar spot and more. Can be used on vegetables, fruits, field crops, herbs, ornamentals and turf. Use .5-2 gallons per acre. For best control, apply two weeks before diseases normally appear and repeat at 7-10 day intervals.

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DIATOMACEOUS EARTH INSECT KILLER*

OMRI listed. Made from the finely ground fossils of prehistoric fresh water diatoms. D.E. kills common household and garden pests like roaches, ants, fleas, beetles, slugs and other listed insects by mechanical means rather than poisons. A long lasting control, it sprinkles into cracks and crevices where bugs hide. Can also be used on pets for flea and tick control.

Please call our office for pricing and delivery on 1000 lbs. or more 330-877-9356.

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DIPEL DF* B.T. (Bacillus Thuringiensis)* OMRI listed

Dipel DF - OMRI listed for organic production, biological insecticide containing a high concentration of Bacillus Thuringiensis sub. Kurstaki, strain H-D1. Controls the larvae of loopers, hornworms, armyworms, leaf-rollers, cabbageworms, cutworms, webworms, gypsy moths, tent caterpillars, alfalfa caterpillars, and other lepidopterous insects. Can also be applied to stored grain to control Indian Meal Moth. May be used up to day of harvest. Use 1/2-4 teaspoons per gallon of water or 1/4-2 lbs. per acre depending on crop and infestation.

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Double Nickel Biofungicide OMRI Listed

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain D747

A broad-spectrum preventative biofungicide/bactericide for control or suppression of plant diseases above and below ground to colonize plant root hairs, preventing establishment of disease-causing fungi and bacteria.

Foliar application: For control of Bacterial spot and speck, Gray and White mold, Powdery mildew, Early and Late blight, Head and leaf drop, Pink rot, Leaf spot and Rusts. Mix 0.5 to 6 quarts per acre in sufficient water to achieve thorough coverage. Begin applications at crop emergence, transplanting, or when conditions are conducive. Repeat every 3 to 10 days.

Soil application: For control of soil-borne diseases infecting seeds, seedlings, roots, crown, stems, below or in contact soil such as Damping off, Seedling blights, Bottom rot or crown diseases. Mix 0.5 to 4.5 pints per acre in sufficient water to apply: • to transplants in flats or pots prior to or at transplanting • banded in-furrow at planting. Follow-up applications can be made every 2-4 weeks by one or more of the following methods: Drip, Spray onto the soil surface and lower plant parts or Injection directly into the rooting zone using shanks.

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Entrust SC 22.5% Spinosad OMRI listed

OMRI listed for certified organic production. Effective against Colorado Potato Beetles, Spotted Wing Drosophila and Emerald Ash Borer. Now in a liquid concentrate for easier measuring and mixing.  A new formulation of Spinosad that can be used alternately with BT to reduce the chances of creating resistant insect strains. Demonstrates good activity against pests like armyworms, thrips, leafminers, codling moth, cherry fruit fly, Spotted Wing Drosophila and many other pests in a wide range of organically grown crops. Two modes of action - both contact and ingestion - provide quick knockdown and some residual efficacy. 4 hr. REI. 2 yr. shelf-life. Depending on labeled application rate, will cover between 3.2 to 21 acres per quart.

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GARDEN DUST OR SPRAY

An all-purpose, organic insecticidefungicide containing pyrethrin, sulfur and copper. Use on vegetables, fruit and flowers to control aphids, beetles, spider mites, roller worms, cabbage worms, whiteflies, flea hoppers, and more. Especially recommended for use on cukes, melons, squash, and tomatoes to control flea beetles, striped and Twelve-Spotted Cucumber Beetles. Also prevents and controls wilt, scab, anthracnose, and downy and powdery mildew. As a dust, 1 lb. covers 1,000 sq. ft., or spray using 2 tablespoons per gallon of water.

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GEMSTAR biological insecticides OMRI listed

Gemstar - OMRI listed for organic production - liquid concentrate biological insecticide for controll of Corn ear worm Cotton bollworm, Tomato fruitworm, and Tobacco budworm. Can be applied by sprayer or overhead sprinkler irrigation. Apply 4-10 oz per acre in 20 to

100 gallons of water. Can use sticker. 

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LIQUID COPPER

Liquid copper soap for excellent control of early and late blight, leaf spot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, scab, rust, mold and other fungal diseases of vegetables, fruits, flowers, ornamentals, and turf. Can be applied up to the day of harvest. Liquid concentrate. Use 1/2-2 oz. per gallon of water every 7 to 10 days.

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M-PEDE INSECTICIDAL SOAP*

OMRI listed for organic production.  All natural insecticide made from potassium salts of fatty acids. Can be applied up to the day of harvest. Kills aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, leafhoppers, whiteflies, scales, grasshoppers, earwigs, etc., on contact but spares beneficial insects. Also controls powdery mildew. Use on house plants, vegetables, flowers and in greenhouses. Concentrated. Use a 2% spray solution per acre.

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MILKY SPORE POWDER

An OMRI listed natural remedy for lawn and garden grubs. Apply 1 teaspoon powder every four feet in checkerboard pattern. One application will remain viable for 10-15 years.

 

 

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MONTEREY 70% NEEM OIL* OMRI listed

OMRI listed organic insecticide/fungicide for all stages of aphids, beetles, scale, mites, whitefly and leafrollers. Also prevents and controls black spot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, blights and scab. Use on roses, flowers, fruit, vegetables, herbs and ornamentals. Use 2 tablespoons concentrate per gallon of water and apply every 7-14 days. NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.

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Monterey Ant Control* OMRI Listed

OMRI listed for certified organic use. An easy to use 2.5 Lb. jug granular product made from iron phosphate and Spinosad, a beneficial bacteria that affects insects' nervous systems. Controls all types of ants except fire ants, harvester ants, pharaoh ants, and carpenter ants. For use in outdoor spaces, residential areas, home gardens, greenhouses, and more. Use about 1 teaspoon per square yard or 1 pound per 2000 square feet. Apply uniformly on ground or soil. Can be applied with a hand spreader for larger areas. Apply a maximum of 3 times per month, and do not apply within 3 days of harvest. Do not place in piles. For slugs and snails also scatter the bait around the perimeter of the area to provide a protective “barrier” for slugs and snails entering the area. If the ground is dry, wet it before applying.

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Monterey B.T. (Bacillus Thuringiensis)* OMRI listed

OMRI listed. A liquid microbial insecticide containing Bacillus Thuringiensis. Controls cabbage looper, hornworm, fruit tree roller, gypsy moth and other leaf eating worms. Nontoxic to humans, pets, birds, and bees. Apply MONTEREY B.t. when worms or caterpillars are first noticed, then repeat at five (5) to seven (7) day intervals while they are active. Apply more frequently to control heavy infestations. Apply thoroughly to top and bottom of foliage. Reapply after heavy rains. MONTEREY B.t. must be eaten by worms or caterpillars to be effective. After ingesting the insecticide, they immediately stop feeding, though they may otherwise appear to be unaffected for several days. Best results are obtained by treatments when worms are small; they must be actively feeding on treated, exposed foliage. You may apply MONTEREY B.t. up to and on the day of harvest.
HOW TO APPLY Always shake or stir MONTEREY B.t. thoroughly before use. Partially fill sprayer with water before adding the application rate amount of product, then mix in product thoroughly and add remaining amount of water. Spray leaf surfaces thoroughly, top and bottom, for complete control. Agitate regularly while spraying. Use all of spray mixture within 24 hours.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: Mix 1.5 fluid ounces per 3 gallons of water (1 tablespoon per gallon) for a hand sprayer and apply to all plant foliage to cover an area of 1,000 square feet. Apply at first sign of infestation and repeat at weekly intervals when needed to maintain control of the following insects: Cabbage Looper on broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, cabbage, celery, lettuce,melons, and tomatoes. Imported Cabbage Worm on broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, mustard greens, and turnip greens. Tomato Hornworm on tomatoes. NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.

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MONTEREY BUG BUSTER-O (1.4% Pyrethrin)* OMRI listed

Monterey Garden Spray - OMRI listed for organic production, bacterial product produced by fermentation of the naturally occurring product Spinosad. Can be used on ornamentals, lawns, vegetables, fruit trees, etc. to control caterpillars, Colorado Potato Beetles, leafminers, thrips, borers, beetles, armyworms, sod webworms, spider mites, loopers, gypsy moth, codling moth, fire ants, and more. A Bacillus Thuringiensis replacement. Very safe around predatory beneficial insects. Use 2 oz. per gallon of water. NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.


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MONTEREY GARDEN INSECT SPRAY (Spinosad)* OMRI listed

Monterey Garden Spray - OMRI listed for organic production, bacterial product produced by fermentation of the naturally occurring product Spinosad. Can be used on ornamentals, lawns, vegetables, fruit trees, etc. to control caterpillars, Colorado Potato Beetles, leafminers, thrips, borers, beetles, armyworms, sod webworms, spider mites, loopers, gypsy moth, codling moth, fire ants, and more. A Bacillus Thuringiensis replacement. Very safe around predatory beneficial insects. Use 2 oz. per gallon of water. NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.


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MONTEREY HORT & DORM SPRAY OIL

OMRI listed for organic production. A superior type paraffinic oil that may be used as a growing season spray or dormant oil spray to suffocate and repel eggs of red spiders, scale insects, aphids, bud moths, leaf roller, codling moth and other insects. Highly recommended for use on fruit and shade trees, shrubs, ornamentals, roses, and vegetables. One of the most Bee-friendly pesticides. 

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NEEM OIL ready to use

32 oz. Ready to use Neem Oil spray, .9%.  Neem Oil is an insecticide made from the botanical oils of the Indian Neem Tree. Highly effective on an extensive array of insects including aphids, mealybugs, scale crawlers, spider mites, thrips, whiteflies, cabbageworms, earwigs, flea beetles, grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, squash bugs, and chinch bugs. Can be used on house plants, herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables, fruit, nuts, lawns, roses and in greenhouses. Water based. Use up to day of harvest.

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NUCOP 50 WP*

OMRI listed for certified organic production. Copper fungicide-bactericide for control of anthracnose, fire blight, canker, blossom end rot, scab, bacterial blights, downy and powdery mildew, leaf spot, black and brown rot, syptoria and more. Use 2-3 oz. per gallon of water or 1-3 lbs. in 20 gallons of water per acre on vegetables, 1-12 lbs. per acre on fruit. Repeat every 7-10 days or as needed.

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ORANGE GUARD HOME PEST CONTROL

A broad based insecticide made from an extract of orange peels. Kills on contact and repels hidden bugs for weeks without using toxic chemicals or gases. Effective against ants, roaches, fleas, flies, snails, slugs, silverfish, maggots and other insects. Can be sprayed in kitchens, pantries, pet bedding, trash cans and outdoors. Safe around food, children and pets. Fresh citrus scent. Ready to use spray bottle.


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PYGANIC EC 1.4*

OMRI listed for organic production.  Botanical insecticide, contains 1.4% pyrethrins. Use 1-2 oz. per gallon of water or 1-2 pints per acre in sufficient water for thorough coverage. Proven to work on over 100 insects up to day of harvest. Can be used on all plants, livestock, poultry and as a barn spray for fly, mosquito, lice and other flying insect control. NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.

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PYGANIC EC 5.0*

OMRI listed for organic production. Botanical insecticide containing 5% pyrethrins. Use 1/4 - 1/2 ounces per gallon of water or 4.5 - 16 oz. per acre in sufficient water for thorough coverage. Proven to work on over 100 insects up to day of harvest. Can be used on all plants, livestock, poultry and as a barn spray for fly, mosquito, lice and other flying insect control. NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.

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SERENADE GARDEN*

OMRI listed for certified organic production.  Broad spectrum preventative biofungicide recommended for the control or suppression of anthracnose, bacterial spot, black spot, black mold, botrytis, leaf blight, downy and powdery mildew, early and late blight, fire blight, gray mold, scab and more. Use on a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, flowers and ornamentals.

For best results, apply prior to disease development or at first sign of infection. Repeat every 7 days. Mix 1-4 oz. per gallon of water and cover plant thoroughly on both sides of leaves. 1 gallon of mix should cover around 5-800 sf. Can be mixed with liquid fish, seaweed and/or calcium.

Can be applied up to and including the day of harvest. NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.

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SLUG MAGIC

Proven slug and snail killer made from iron phosphate. Safe for use around pets, wildlife, worms and beneficials. Use around vegetables, fruit trees, flowers, berries, shrubs, lawns and in greenhouses. Covers 1500 sq. ft.

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SURROUND WP CROP PROTECTANT*

OMRI listed for certified organic production.  Natural mineral protectant for fruit trees and vegetables derived from Kaolin Clay. Coats the plants with a white powder film that acts as a broad spectrum crop protectant. Can be used in home fruit and vegetable gardens as well as commercial orchards and vegetable farms for control of apple maggots, apple rust mites, coddling moths, Japanese beetles, June beetles, leafhoppers, leafrollers, pear psylla, pear rust mites, plum curculio, Colorado potato beetles, cucumber beetles, flea beetles, and more. Must be applied early before pests arrive. Use 1/2 lb. (about 3 cups) per gallon of water or 50 lbs. per acre in 100-200 gallons of water. (1/2 gallon of mixed spray will cover about one mature semi-dwarf tree.) Reapply every 7-21 days or after heavy rains if the white appearance is gone. NOP compliant, check with your certifier for use in organic production.

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TRILOGY*

OMRI listed for certified organic production.  Fungicide-miticideinsecticide containing 70% extract of Neem Oil. Use on vegetables, fruits, nuts, melons, ornamentals, and agronomic crops. Prevents and controls fungal diseases including black spot, powdery mildew, downy mildew, anthracnose, rust, leaf spot, botrytis, scab, blight, and alternaria. Also controls whiteflies, mealybugs, aphids, leafhoppers, mites and scales. Apply 1-2% solution every 7-14 days for diseases and every 7-21 days for insects.

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WETTABLE SULFUR DUST OR SPRAY

Super fine 90% sulfur dust. Controls common fungus diseases such as powdery mildew, black spot, scab, rust, brown rot and red spiders. Use on grapes, other fruits, vegetables, and various ornamentals. Can be dusted on or mixed 2-1/2 tablespoons per gallon of water for spraying. Can also be used to adjust soil pH.

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* indicates products are NOP (National Organic Program) compliant to the best of our knowledge. Certified growers should confirm acceptability with their certification agency.

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