INSECT FOOD

FEEDING ATTRACTANT FOR PREDATORS

 

PO Box 1555, Ventura, CA 93002

800-248-2847 * 805-643-5407 * fax 805-643-6267

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Insect Food is a sprayable powder containing proven food supplements to attract and increase the number of predatory insects that occur naturally in our growing plants.

 

Since many of the beneficial species feed as adults on plant pollens and sugars, their numbers may dwindle when these natural foods are lacking. Insect Food supplies a complete diet that is more nutritionally effective and available at your command.

 

Predators such as the green lacewing (Chrysopa spp.), ladybird beetles (Hippodamia spp.) and Syrphid flies are attracted to Insect Food. They prefer to remain in crops where this product is used and reproduce as much as ten-fold with a single application. The net result from this attraction and increased reproduction can cause significant reduction of such pests as aphids, bollworms, mites and others.

 

CONDITIONS OF SALE

Follow directions carefully. Timing and method of application, weather and crop conditions, mixture with other chemicals not specifically recommended and other influencing factors in the use of this product are beyond the control of the seller. Buyer assumes all risks of use, storage, or handling of this material not in strict accordance with directions given herewith.

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Agricultural Crops: Insect Food should be used at the rate of 4 lbs. to 10 lbs. in 5 to 10 gallons of water per sprayed acre in clean conventional air or ground spray equipment. The width of swath should be 40-50 feet and only one half of the gross acreage should be treated by skipping every other swath width.

 

Gardens: For smaller volumes use to 1 lb to a gallon of water, or one ounce by weight (3.5 Tablespoons) per cup of water. Spray using a course spray with scattered droplets on the leaves of the plants you want to protect.

 

Generally, higher rates of Insect Food are used to support larger numbers of predators. One to three applications may be necessary prior to the influx of pests. Insect Food is designed for use with Integrated Pest Management systems. In a situation where pesticide use is needed or desired, consult with entomologists or other qualified personnel for best results.

 

INGREDIENT STATEMENT

Sucrose, Nutritional Yeast, Soy Flour

 

CAUTIONS: Insect Food should not be used with or within one week of toxic pesticide applications. Insect Food however, may be combined with non-toxic foliar nutrients or microbial insecticides.

Do not use spray equipment that has been contaminated with pesticides. Such equipment should be thoroughly cleaned and neutralized.