Organic Pesticides A - Z Reference Guide

Discussion in 'Sick Plants and Problems' started by Freakbro1, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Well, Im getting restless, and its time to start another project for y'all here at GC.
    This is also a means of alleviating my own workload, as a result of the Pest Tutorial Sticky - which keeps me busy night and day.

    I am designing this thread as a quick-reference guide. It will be alphabetical. I will construct it on the fly, as time permits, and the basic flow of reading should resemble something like this:

    Pesticide name.
    Generic name (Brand name(s)).
    Its targetted victims.
    Any other pertinent info.

    Please, if u have a question, direct it to the Pest Sticky, where u know I will be more than
    happy to help ya. My full PM box is alwayz open too, and I will do my best to get back to u as fast as humanly possible. My goal is to get this up as a sticky also, so growers have a dedicated home base to come and get the info, on a timely basis.

    Cuz in the bug biz, time is everything...

    Hope this helps
    Good growin y'all

    Pesticides vary in their toxicity and in their potential ecological impact. Pest control materials that are relatively non-toxic to people, with few environmental side-effects fall into this category. Products that are generally approved for organic production are designated "OMRI" or "OMRI LISTED".


    They are plant-derived materials and include Pyrethrin, Azadiractin and Neem oil, Garlic, Capsaicin and Vegetable oil. Botanicals are generally short-lived in the environment, as they are broken down rapidly in the presence of light and air. Products derived from the seeds of the Neem tree, including Azadiractin and Neem oil, are selective and have low mammalian toxicity. Garlic and capsaicin act primarily as repellents and need to be re-applied as long as pests are present.

    Microbial Pesticides

    They are formulated microorganisms or their by-products.
    They tend to be selective, so specific pests may be controlled with little or no effect on non-targetted organisms. Microbial insecticides include bacteria (Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) and Spinosad) and fungi (Beauvaria bassania).

    Minerals and Synthetics

    Some Biorational pesticides are minerals mined from the earth, and minimally processed. Kaolin clay, Diatomaceous earth, Insecticidal soap and Iron phosphate are examples. Minerals that are heated, chemically reacted, or mixed with surfactants ie - soaps, may be considered synthetics IMO. Synthetics include growth inhibitors or Insect Growth Regulators (IGR's) and materials that interrupt or inhibit the life cycle of a pest.

    Here they come...

  3. Azadiractin

    Agroneem, Aza-Direct, Azatin XL Plus, Azatrol, Neemix 4.5.

    Aphids, Leaf miners, Thrips, Whiteflies, Leafhopperz, True bugz, Beetles, Flies, Caterpillars and Army worms.

    Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), repellent, antifeedant, it disrupts the growth of immature stages, use preventatively, repeat applications may be needed too.

    Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) subspecies Kurstaki

    Caterpillars, Diamond-back Moth, Imported Cabbage Worm, European Corn Borer, Tomato Hornworm.

    Acts as a stomach poison. Must be ingested.


    Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) subspecies Aizawi

    Caterpillars, Diamond-Back Moth.

    Use in rotation with above subspecies of Kurstaki to prevent resistance.


    Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) subspecies Tenebrionis

    Colorado Potato Beetle larvae.

    This stuff targets the larvae that are less than half grown.


    Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) subspecies Israelensis


    This one specifically targets fugly Fungus Gnats.


    I do not trust BT. It works tho, I will give it that.


    Acramite, 50 WS, Floramite SC.

    Leaf Mites - not the other guyz lol, YET !!!

    This is a long-residual, and selective nerve poison for mite control. It is non-toxic to Bees. Spider Mites would drink this shit, look up at you, smile and burp :devious:.


    Chlorantranilprole - say it fast, 5 times lol.


    Caterpillars, Colorado Potato Beetle, Leafminers.

    Used as foliar. Non-toxic to Bees :D.



    Cryocide, Prokill, Cryolite.

    Colorado Potato Beetle (larvae), Cucumber Beetle, Flea Beetle, Cutworms and some Caterpillars.

    Its a stomach poison. Must be ingested. Its a Sodium Aluminofluoride mineral. It can be applied as a spray or a dust. U have to reapply to the new growth as it comes in.


    Extract of Neem Oil


    Leaf Mites and only as a repellent for Spider Mites.

    Can be used to control mites. For best results, use it when population levels are low, to prevent build up. Repeat applications are def needed.

  4. Thanks for the reference.Just show this to my buddy who has bugs issues at a grow farm.This has helped him alot.So has your other threads.Thanks
  5. Thanx.

    Just the tip o the iceberg. Tons to come.

    If I could just ask y'all, if ya wanna talk, please reply to me
    on the Pest Sticky or in my PM box.

    I wanna keep this thread uncluttered as possible, so it can
    be a nice printable copy for y'all.

  6. Its time to resurrect this thread and get busy.

  7. The question was is there any possibilities to combating the taste due to a late in flower azatrol treatment.

    Another question I had was I sprayed on day 54 of flower, if I continue to flush for another 2 weeks or more, plus the week of dry and another 2 weeks plus of cure, will there still be hazardous chemicals hanging around? The product does say safe to use up to harvest of edible plants.
  8. First off - sorry, Azatrol - not much here yet on it.

    But, as u can see, the active ingredient is Azadiractin, from the NEEM tree.
    There are no hazardous chemicals involved here.
    The problem is, the Azatrol, if sprayed on budz, will make them taste like
    strait-up shit. And u cant spray the budz, so ya lose them to the SMs.

  9. Well that makes me feel a lot better. Im gonna see what I can do about the taste. Hopefully I can get creative and it do more good than harm...

    meh, its only my second grow... I can give a couple experiments a try.

    THANKS FREAK! Appreciate it.
  10. Anytime man.
    Wish I coulda helped more.

    We are at the mercy of nature as to when they strike.
    It hit you at a bad time. Good luck bro.

  11. AVA MAX is amazing just had a little outbreak of mites( 3rd week of 12 12 *OHNOES*.... 2 applications in about a week... and no signs of any mites or damage and its vegetable based, and the plants seemed not to mind it at all... :D
  12. definitely check this product out... its wonderful
  13. U mean AZAMAX, right ???

  14. Thanks for the info Freakbro1
    I've been reading up on Rosemary Oil to kill Spider Mites and have been using a combination of rosemary & Neem Oil (with organic dish detergent as a wetter). I spray once a week and it seems to be working. Ive been at it for about a month now, but seeing as this is an experiment I was wondering how long into flowering do you think I could go?

    Thnx in advance
  15. Hey. Thanx for stoppin by.

    Ive never tried it. I'll bet u got the best smellin weed plants
    around lol ;).

    The Rosemary combined with the NEEM sounds cool. Neither
    is bad for the plant. Just watch out that u dont get any on the
    buds. I know for a fact that NEEM makes weed taste like crap.
    I'm not sure about the rosemary tho.

    If its working for the plants, Id keep it up until a week before harvest.

    Tres cool, bro.

  16. #16 Freakbro1, Mar 26, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 26, 2011


    Many species of Caterpillarz including the Armyworm.

    It must be ingested to be toxic to pests. It causes cessation of eating, paralysis
    and death. Low toxicity to beneficial pests. Toxic to Bees exposed to direct treatment.
    INSECTICIDAL SOAP (potassium salts of fatty acids - yuk)

    Aphids, Leafminers,Mites, Thrips, Whiteflies.

    It works on contact. Can be phytotoxic to some strains of weed. Dont treat stressed
    plants. May harm some beneficial insects. Good against Powdery Mildew.



    Snails and Slugz

    Its a bait that causes feeding to cease. Death in 3 - 5 days. Low toxicity to
    us and animals.


    Surround WP

    Flea Beetle, Striped Cuke Beetle, Leafhopperz and Thrips.

    This shit interrupts the insects ability to recognize its host - cool.



    Most species of Caterpillarz.

    This stuff mimics the moulting hormone. It causes premature moult, then death.




    Its an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR).


    Doktor Doom (green and red cans)
    CB80 - Extra
    Tons more - too numerous to mention

    Almost any insect except Termites.

    Its a botanical insecticide with broad-spectrum activity. A contact toxin with rapid
    knock-down, but short period of activity (non-persistent). Highly toxic to fish. Its
    derived from a species of Chrysanthemum in Africa. Some formulations are safe
    for organic grows, like the above listed.
  17. I just wanted to add, I used Azatrol 10days before harvest. Lightly on any plants that showed SM, heavily on a couple of my mangos. Cleared the SM right up, I'm about to start my cure in the morning and I have yet to taste anything horrible.

    I dont know if the bad taste you spoke of Freakbro1 comes from neem oil specifically, or maybe I haven't come across a bud that was sprayed enough to affect the tastes. But I most definitely have been smoking samples of my heavily sprayed mangos.

    Either way, everythings separated, and I will keep you posted on any taste or other problems that could come up.
  18. I really have to get to work on this.
    Shoulda been done.

    It will be awesome for easy access
    to matching up the right kinda stuff
    for the right kinda pest.

    I have lots more neat stuff.


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