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Monterey B.t. Concentrate (Gal)

Monterey B.t. Concentrate (Gal)

Biological Control of Many Worms and Caterpillars

When it comes to protecting your plants from the relentless feeding of worms and caterpillars, Monterey B.t. Concentrate is a powerful ally. This product harnesses the potency of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a naturally occurring bacteria that acts as a biological control agent.

Understanding Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

Bacillus thuringiensis, commonly referred to as Bt, is a naturally occurring bacteria renowned for its remarkable ability to control worms and caterpillars without harming other beneficial insects or the environment. It is a biological pesticide that specifically targets the larval stage of insects. When applied as directed, Bt poses no threat to birds, earthworms, honeybees, ladybugs, or other helpful insects, making it an environmentally friendly choice for pest control.

How Monterey B.t. Concentrate Works

Monterey B.t. Concentrate capitalizes on the insecticidal properties of Bt to combat worm and caterpillar infestations effectively. When sprayed on foliage that worms or caterpillars consume, Bt is ingested by these pests. Once inside their digestive systems, Bt produces toxins that disrupt their gut functions. As a result, the affected worms and caterpillars cease feeding almost immediately and eventually perish. This mode of action makes Monterey B.t. Concentrate a safe and targeted solution for pest control.

Optimal Timing for Application

To achieve the best results with Monterey B.t. Concentrate, it is essential to apply it when worms or caterpillars are in their early, more vulnerable stages. When these pests are small, they are more susceptible to the effects of Bt, allowing for more effective control and preventing further damage to your plants. Regular monitoring of your garden or crop is recommended to identify the presence of worms or caterpillars promptly.

Effective Control of Lepidopteran Pests

Monterey B.t. Concentrate is particularly effective at controlling a range of Lepidopteran pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables and ornamental plants. Some of the notable pests it targets include:

  • Cabbage Looper: These voracious feeders can quickly decimate your cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower plants. Monterey B.t. Concentrate effectively curtails their damage.

  • Armyworms: If your corn or other crops are under siege from armyworms, rest assured that this product can help you regain control.

  • Hornworms: Tomato growers, in particular, will appreciate the effectiveness of Monterey B.t. Concentrate against hornworms, which can defoliate plants rapidly.

Versatile Application on Shade Trees and Ornamentals

Monterey B.t. Concentrate isn't limited to just your vegetable garden. It is also highly effective in protecting your shade trees and ornamental plants from pests like tent caterpillars, gypsy moths, and bagworms. Its broad spectrum of use ensures your landscape stays pest-free and healthy.

Safe for Edible Plants

One of the most significant advantages of Monterey B.t. Concentrate is its safety for edible plants. You can confidently use this product up to and including the day of harvest, ensuring that your fruits and vegetables remain free from harmful residues.

Monterey B.t. Concentrate is a valuable tool for gardeners and farmers seeking effective and eco-friendly worm and caterpillar control. With its targeted action against damaging pests and its safety for beneficial insects and edible crops, it's a smart choice for maintaining healthy and thriving plants throughout the growing season. Make Monterey B.t. Concentrate a part of your pest management strategy and enjoy a bountiful and pest-free garden or landscape.

Always follow instructions on the product label.

Listed for Use in Organic Agriculture by the Organic Materials Review Institute
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Description

When it comes to protecting your plants from the relentless feeding of worms and caterpillars, Monterey B.t. Concentrate is a powerful ally. This product harnesses the potency of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a naturally occurring bacteria that acts as a biological control agent.

Understanding Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

Bacillus thuringiensis, commonly referred to as Bt, is a naturally occurring bacteria renowned for its remarkable ability to control worms and caterpillars without harming other beneficial insects or the environment. It is a biological pesticide that specifically targets the larval stage of insects. When applied as directed, Bt poses no threat to birds, earthworms, honeybees, ladybugs, or other helpful insects, making it an environmentally friendly choice for pest control.

How Monterey B.t. Concentrate Works

Monterey B.t. Concentrate capitalizes on the insecticidal properties of Bt to combat worm and caterpillar infestations effectively. When sprayed on foliage that worms or caterpillars consume, Bt is ingested by these pests. Once inside their digestive systems, Bt produces toxins that disrupt their gut functions. As a result, the affected worms and caterpillars cease feeding almost immediately and eventually perish. This mode of action makes Monterey B.t. Concentrate a safe and targeted solution for pest control.

Optimal Timing for Application

To achieve the best results with Monterey B.t. Concentrate, it is essential to apply it when worms or caterpillars are in their early, more vulnerable stages. When these pests are small, they are more susceptible to the effects of Bt, allowing for more effective control and preventing further damage to your plants. Regular monitoring of your garden or crop is recommended to identify the presence of worms or caterpillars promptly.

Effective Control of Lepidopteran Pests

Monterey B.t. Concentrate is particularly effective at controlling a range of Lepidopteran pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables and ornamental plants. Some of the notable pests it targets include:

  • Cabbage Looper: These voracious feeders can quickly decimate your cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower plants. Monterey B.t. Concentrate effectively curtails their damage.

  • Armyworms: If your corn or other crops are under siege from armyworms, rest assured that this product can help you regain control.

  • Hornworms: Tomato growers, in particular, will appreciate the effectiveness of Monterey B.t. Concentrate against hornworms, which can defoliate plants rapidly.

Versatile Application on Shade Trees and Ornamentals

Monterey B.t. Concentrate isn't limited to just your vegetable garden. It is also highly effective in protecting your shade trees and ornamental plants from pests like tent caterpillars, gypsy moths, and bagworms. Its broad spectrum of use ensures your landscape stays pest-free and healthy.

Safe for Edible Plants

One of the most significant advantages of Monterey B.t. Concentrate is its safety for edible plants. You can confidently use this product up to and including the day of harvest, ensuring that your fruits and vegetables remain free from harmful residues.

Monterey B.t. Concentrate is a valuable tool for gardeners and farmers seeking effective and eco-friendly worm and caterpillar control. With its targeted action against damaging pests and its safety for beneficial insects and edible crops, it's a smart choice for maintaining healthy and thriving plants throughout the growing season. Make Monterey B.t. Concentrate a part of your pest management strategy and enjoy a bountiful and pest-free garden or landscape.

Always follow instructions on the product label.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: WY

Shipping Weight: 10.0 lb

Dimensions: 11.5"L x 7.0"W x 4.0"H

Features

    Characteristics

    Organic Status: Approved for Use in Certified Organic Agriculture
    Active Ingredient : Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
    Application Frequency : Multiple Application
    Application Frequency : Single Application
    Application Season : Fall
    Application Season : Spring
    Application Season : Summer
    Chemical Form : Concentrate
    Insect Control : Caterpillars
    Insect Control : Gypsy Moths
    Insect Control : Loopers
    Insect Control : Tomato Hornworm
    Pest Control Class : Insecticide
    Organic Certifier: OMRI

    Use Instructions

    Apply Monterey B.t. when worms or caterpillars are first noticed, then repeat at five (5) to seven (7) day intervals while they are active. Apply more frequently to control heavy infestations. Apply thoroughly to top and bottom of foliage. Reapply after heavy rains.

    Always shake or stir Monterey B.t. thoroughly before use. Partially fill sprayer with water before adding the application rate amount of product, then mix in product thoroughly and add remaining amount of water. Spray leaf surfaces thoroughly, top and bottom, for complete control. Agitate regularly while spraying. Use all of spray mixture within 24 hours.

    Application Rate: Mix 2 fluid ounces per 3 gallons of water (4 teaspoons per gallon) for a hand sprayer and apply to all plant foliage. 3 gallons of solution will treat up to 1,000 square feet.

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