Insect Control: Soaps and Detergents

  We once again call on the expertise of W.S. Cranshaw, Colorado State University Extension entomologist and professor, bioagricultural sciences and pest management for providing this valuable information in a report available to all thru CSU Extension.   Quick Facts… Soaps can be used to control a wide range of plant pests. Small, soft-bodied arthropods…

Insect Control: Horticultural Oils: Source of Spray Oils

This tip covers the source of spray oils.   Essentially all commercially available horticultural oils (e.g., SunsprayR, ScalecideR, VolckR) are refined petroleum products also known as mineral oils. Impurities in the oil that are associated with plant injury, such as aromatic compounds and compounds containing sulfur, nitrogen or oxygen, are removed. Filtration, distillation and dewaxing…

Insect Control: Horticultural Oils: Quick Facts

We want to thank the Colorado State University Extension , more particularly W.S. Cranshaw and B. Baxendale for putting together this report. W.S. Cranshaw, is an entomologist and professor, bioagricultural sciences and pest management at Colorado State University Extension; and B. Baxendale, is a professor in botany at Teikyo Loretto Heights University. Our next tips…