Using azadrachtin (I’m not going to say which brand), I had a very disappointing crop because of an invasion of spider mites, the first time in years!
Having used neem oil products for years with complete control, I heard of azadrachtin and decided to use it before I switched into bloom.
I believed that after its proper use, applying it over sever-al weeks, that there were no more mites. WRONG!
I could not see any mites anywhere. With my past results being great with neem and less applications, I figured there were no more mites.
At two weeks from finish, I found a small pocket of mites under a branch that even with my air conditioner on maximum ate their way through 20 percent of my crop!
There was nothing that could be done at that time. I could not spray anything except cold water, or so I thought.
Organic growing is a commitment to health, environ-ment, and safety that is the root of the health foods/organic gardening community.
Because of the high value of these flowers, there has been
added to the arsenal of the underground growers Avid, a
type of mite killer used on flowers for the floral trade that is not to be used on vegetables or anything destined for human consumption. It is very deadly to patients! According to Dr. Todd Mikurya, Avid caused the death of a patient that had a compromised immune system. She had been trimming a batch of cannabis that had been treated with Avid during the final weeks of the bloom cycle.
This insecticide and the many other equally toxic insecti-cides are used to stop Satan’s minions (spider mites) from destroying a crop. Many unscrupulous growers, who care only about money and not the health of those who consume their herb, are now routinely using Avid and equally toxic insecticides.
Because of the devoted staff of the research and development team at Greenway University, there is a new non-toxic mite killer called No Spider Mites!
Using organic oils and botanicals, the company has developed the best new product I have tried in the past 30 years!
This really works! This product really ends the merry-go-round of control we have been forced to endure to keep our crops free of this truly devastating pest.
I will use the example of my own last crop. The poor performance of azadrachtin before it went into bud had the mites re-appear in the final two weeks of bud, causing a 20 percent loss of my crop. Much of the remainder could not be sold due to the telltale holes of mites in the leaves.
This has never occurred before using neem, which has controlled mites well enough to be able to keep them out of my bud room and long enough to not need to spray at all during the bud cycle.
This failure of the product to truly control them also left them in my bud room, my nursery; happening while I was traveling for a week in California, these pests got a lot worse.
My bottle of No Spider Mites arrived while I was in California; my caregiver sprayed both spaces twice while I was gone. I sprayed once more to just make sure the floors and walls were all covered in both spaces. Using about a gallon on an 8’ x 12’ space, as well as the nurs-ery, which is 2’ x 4’, and the room it is in, covered it com-pletely. My caregiver used much more than was nec-essary; he should have used no more than half a gallon, instead of using an entire gallon on just the nursery.
After transplanting all of the cuttings into the bud room, I noticed they all had very shiny leaf surfaces and over all looked like really healthy plants. Seeing leaves healing from previous mite bites, while seeing desiccated eggs, is particularly inspiring to any gardener! Loss of vigor is one of the most noticed effects on cannabis plants when sprayed with all the various miticides; with No Spider Mites, there is a renewed vigor that makes me even more impressed with this product; and it even smells good!
It has been about a week since I sprayed this product last, and my plants are noticeably improved; there are no more spider mites!!!!
There were three applications applied in total: one on the 20th, another on the 23rd, and the last one on the 27th of April, with amazing results.
What is most impressive is that the eggs are killed, and they have always been the hardest to eliminate in the life cycle of these pests. I have never been this impressed with any product more than with this No Spider Mites in the last 30 years!!!!!
FYI, 21 days into bloom, June 14, not only are there no signs of mites, there is very vigorous growth, with a heavy onset of flowers, absolutely beautiful plants!!!! I love this product more today than when I used it.
There are no signs of spider mites anywhere nearly a month after I have used this product.