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CYD-X infects and kills the larvae of codling moths. Each virus particle (also known as codling moth granulosis virus) is naturally micro-encapsulated within a protein occlusion body (OB) that protects it to some degree from degradation. Lab studies have determined that a dose of 1 to 2 OB's is all that is required to cause a lethal infection in half of the codling moth larvae tested. A single ounce of CYD-X biological insecticide contains nearly one trillion OB's. that kills the host.
Cyd-X must be mixed with water and applied as a spray to fruit and foliage. Use non-chlorinated water at a pH near 7.0 in the spray-tank mix. Mix 1 tsp of Cyd-X per 5 gallons of water and apply directly to each tree using a hand pump sprayer or other suitable spray equipment. Spray just enough to wet all leaves and fruit with minimal run-off or dripping. Total coverage depends on the size of trees to be sprayed and the type of sprayer used.
Apply Cyd-X first in late spring or early summer, when eggs of the first generation of codling moth begin to hatch. For maximum effectiveness, apply Cyd-X at least twice during each larval generation. When pest pressure persists, additional applications may be necessary in mid- to late summer. Consult your local Cooperative Extension Service for more information about the best timing of codling moth sprays.
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For best results, CYD-X should be refrigerated when not in use and should last at least a year. Non refrigerated product should be used within 3 months. Bioactivity of the virus can be degraded by exposure to high temperatures ( > 90°F) for long periods. Always store CYD-X in its original bottle in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. Shake well before use. CYD-X can also be frozen for extended storage without harm.
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We do our best to update our product's organic status, however the status of any product can change at anytime without notice from the manufacturer. Please confirm that the product is allowed by your certifying agency and that it's still on WSDA's organic materials list at agr.wa.gov