To promote the health of your home orchard, this kit contains: 1 gal Fish Hydrolysate, 1 qt Neem Oil, 1 liter EM-1 (effective microbes), 1 gal Liquid Kelp, and 1 pint of Karanja Oil. These are the key ingredients in the Holistic Spray recipe developed and recommended by Michael Phillips and the Holistic Orchard Network.
The five components work together to enhance tree and fruit growth and help ward off disease, especially during the primary infection window in spring. Includes all the ingredients needed except biodegradable dish soap and molasses. Assuming a rate of ~1½ gal of spray to cover a mature tree on standard rootstock to the point of runoff, the amounts in this kit will be enough to cover 7 trees for one year, though this will vary depending on your situation. Click here for more information.
8657 Holistic Orchard Spray Kit
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Orchard and Garden Pest Patrol
These products provide a degree of insect control and will help certified growers meet the requirements of rule 205.206 of the National Organic Program.
Also consider row covers for excellent protection from insects.
While we try to stay current with product specifications, product formulations are subject to change without notice.
Inoculants, soil amendments, fertilizers, livestock supplies and pesticides are labeled as: OMRI: Organic Materials Review Institute. Most state certifying agencies, including MOFGA, accept OMRI approval. MOFGA: Reviewed and approved by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association Certification Services. Allowed for use on MOFGA-certified farms. Check with your certifier. WSDA: Listed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Certification division for use in organic agriculture in Washington State. MOFGA has indicated that they will accept products on this list for their certification program. Check with your certifier. Nat’l List: One-ingredient products on the NOP* List of Allowed Substances (subpart G of the Organic Foods Production Act, sections 205.601-606). Check with your certifier. AYC: Ask your certifier. Has not been reviewed by a certifier, but the active ingredient is allowed. Ask your certifier. Not Allowed: A few of the products we list are not allowed for organic production but we think they have a place in sensible agriculture and can be used when certification is not an issue.
Click here for our list of soil amendments, fertilizers, and disease and insect controls along with their certification status and manufacturers.