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SNS-209 provides a barrier for plants to protect them against damaging insects. The barrier is harmless to the plant but distasteful to mites and other insects. SNS-209 Systemic Insect Control is made up of 100% pure botanical extracts that are highly water soluble.
How It Works
Spider mites, White flies, Nematodes, Scales and other insects destroy plant cells by sucking out their fluids or chewing up the cell walls. SNS-209's unique formula works by allowing the plant to uptake a small amount of rosemeric acid from the rosemary plant. As the plant distributes the rosemeric acid throughout its cell walls, a barrier is soon constructed. When an insect starts to suck or chew on the plant it comes in contact with the rosemeric acid and causes the insect to stop eating and move on.
The first advantage is long term control. A foliar application of an insecticide is constantly exposed to the elements. Rainfall, irrigation and sunlight all play a part in the dilution of the insecticide. A systemic product is protected by the elements because it remains inside the plant's leaves, stems or blades. The second advantage of systemic insecticides over conventional insecticides is that the entire plant is protected from attack by insects, grubs, mites. Root systems, stems and leaf portions of the plant all contain a small amount of SNS-209, not just the leaf surface.
SNS-209 Systemic Insect Control can be used on a wide variety of plants, vegetables, and even trees. SNS-209 Systemic Insect Control can be used on fruits, vegetables, and plants including apples, apricots, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chives, corn, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, fuchsia, roses, flowers, houseplants, etc.Applying SNS-209 is easy, adding it every time you water or fertilize. Just 2 mL per liter is enough to start giving your plants the protective edge against insects. Over the course of several days of adding SNS-209 to your water or fertilizer regiment, your plants will accumulate rosemary (rosemeric acid) throughout the plant. As the insects try to draw out any fluids, it will not taste the same and they will leave. You will notice that the insects will stay away from this plant as they try to find another
Discontinue using SNS-209 in the water or fertilizing regiment one to two weeks before harvest and allow the rosemary to flush out of your plants naturally.
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