BioWorks, Inc. (BioWorks) has been granted an application rate reduction for SuffOil-X from 1.3% to 1% volume per litre of water, that importantly has no effect on efficacy. SuffOil-X is a leading insecticide, fungicide and miticide that is approved for organic production.
The rate reduction is based on data generated from separate apple and strawberry trials conducted against European red spider mites and two-spotted spider mites, respectively. The studies compare the 1% versus 1.3% rates and demonstrated that the two rates are equal in terms of efficacy. SuffOil-X customers will use even less oil from a formulation that already delivers lower petroleum oil content without sacrificing performance.
SuffOil-X is a highly-refined mineral oil with a unique, pre-emulsified formulation which reduces petroleum in the environment by almost 20 per cent, while diluting faster and more thoroughly in the spray tank than other agricultural oils. In addition to the new rate reduction, SuffOil-X also features a droplet size that is 93 per cent smaller than other agricultural spray oils to ensure optimal plant coverage which delivers high levels of protection and results in faster dry times. Reduced petroleum and rates combined with droplet uniformity, dramatically reduce any instances of phytotoxicity.
“Grower cooperators have been working with SuffOil-X for several years, and this experience combined with our own research has demonstrated excellent efficacy at 1% volume per liter of water,” said Michael Brownbridge, senior technical services manager at BioWorks. “This change provides growers with an agronomic and economic advantage.”
The SuffOil-X Solution
- - Reduced oil delivered to plants
- - Works by suffocation in all stages of soft-bodied insects and mites: eggs, larvae, nymphs.
- - Specific targets: mites, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, scales, mealybugs, powdery mildew
- - Quick and easy spray tank mixing
- - Effective resistance management tool
SuffOil-X is distributed to outdoor fruit and vegetable retailers and growers by Cohort Wholesale. For more information, link to: https://bioworksinc.com/products-canada/suffoilx-canada/
Source: Cohort Wholesale November 7, 2023 news release