Sil Matrix - 2.5 Gallon
- Organic Status - OMRI Listed
Sil-MATRIX® is effective against, spider mites, rust mites and aphids, as well as powdery mildew, anthracnose, Botrytis fruit rots, and other...See more
Sil-MATRIX® is effective against, spider mites, rust mites and aphids, as well as powdery mildew, anthracnose, Botrytis fruit rots, and other fungal pathogens on vegetables, fruits, nuts, vine crops, field crops, ornamentals and turf.
Silicon-based materials have been used for decades for natural control of fungal plant pathogens, insects and spider mites. They feature multiple modes of action and multiple benefits. When applied to plant foliage as a preventive, the silicon in Sil-MATRIX is taken INTO the plant cuticle and forms a silicon matrix that acts as a physical barrier. Pathogenic fungi (using infection pegs) and spider mites (with their piercing sucking mouthparts) have difficulty penetrating the silicon barrier. As foliar sprays of Sil-MATRIX dry, the potassium silicate that is not incorporated into the plant cuticle forms a layer of silicon crystals ON TOP of the leaf surface. Like silicon-based diatomaceous earth products, the Sil-MATRIX silicon crystals create open wounds in the exoskeletons of spider mites and other small plant parasitic insects that encounter them. The wounds cause a fatal loss of water (desiccation) and death. Sil-MATRIX also helps plants regulate water, ensuring a healthier plant that can better resist an assault by fungi and mites. Stable formulation. Sil-MATRIX is an easy-to-use liquid with a stable shelf life without special storage requirements. REI/PHI. Sil-MATRIX can be used up to the day of harvest and work can resume in the treated area 4 hours post application. It is NOP listed for organic production. Export Friendly. Sil-MATRIX is exempt from residue restrictions.