Made from modified kaolin clay, Surround WP Crop Protectant is sprayed on as a liquid, which evaporates leaving a protective powdery film on the surfaces of leaves, stems and fruit. Controls a long list of insect pests on vegetables, fruit trees, ornamentals and more. OMRI Listed for use in organic production.
Surround works to protect plants and deter insects in three specific ways:
1.) Tiny particles of the kaolin clay attach to insects when they contact it, agitating and repelling them.
2.) Even if the particles do NOT attach to their bodies, the insects find the coated plant/ fruit unsuitable for feeding and egg-laying.
3.) The protective white film cools plants by up to 15° Fahrenheit, which can help to reduce heat and water stress. Many fruits show improved color, smoothness and size with less russet, dropping, sunburn and cracking.
Insect IPM in Apples with Kaolin Clay (USDA Factsheet) – PDF format.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Application rates are dependent on the amount of foliage that needs to be covered. Mix 1/4 to 1/2 lb. per gallon of water (25 to 50 lb. per 100 gallons of water per acre). May be applied up to the day of harvest.
Kaolin ….. 95.0%
Inert Ingredients ….. 5.0%