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Here are the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we encounter.


What is an insecticide?

Insecticides are chemicals that are formulated to kill, harm, repel or mitigate one or more species of insect.

What is a fungicide?

Fungicides are chemicals that kill or prevent the growth of fungi and their spores. They can be used to control fungi that damage plants.

What is a herbicide or weedicide

A herbicide is a chemical that kills specifically target weeds and other unwanted plants. Selective herbicides kill certain targets while leaving the desired crop relatively unharmed. Some of these act by interfering with the growth of the weed and are often based on plant hormones.

Which insecticide is best used to spray white fly?

Codigo (Thiamethoxam) or Obulus (Lambda cyhalothrin) are 2 types of insecticide that work quicker and last longer than traditional insecticides.

What is the difference between pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides?

Pre-emergent herbicides work to kill weeds before they emerge above the soil. Post-emergent herbicides work on weeds that have already grown.

What Fungicide can be used against Downy and Powdery Mildew?

Xstrara Gold 24sc and diligent (both have two active ingredients) are very effective and highly recommended for use to control and or prevent the two diseases.

Plant Nutrition

What is Fertilizer?

Fertilizer is any substance containing one or more nutrients that can be applied to soil (or any growing medium) or on plants to increase fertility and plant nutrition.

How Do I Assist My Crops During Drought Or Flood?

Bioforge, X-Cyte and Rezist are products that will help plants to efficiently function under both these extreme stress conditions.

What is the advantage of applying nutrients by foliar (by leaves) to plants compared to soil application?

When nutrients are applied through the leaves, the plants will begin to benefit immediately. When applied to the soil, the plant roots will take much longer to take up and transport the nutrients to the other plant parts.


What is the difference between open-pollinated plants and hybrid plants?

  • An Open-pollination plant is a plant that is pollinated by by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms.

  • A Hybrid plant is a plant grown from the seeds produced by cross-pollinating two distinct parent plants of different varieties.


What is Irrigation?

Irrigation is the process of applying controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals. Irrigation helps to grow agricultural crops.