STRAWBERRIES

General Information

MITE-E-OIL is a special blend of refined phytobland oils that function as a contact insecticide and miticide. In addition, the surfactant/emulsifier system utilized in MITE-E-OIL improves spray application by modifying the wetting and deposition characteristics of the spray droplets.

For foliage application, the spray tank must be free of any sulfur residue before using MITE-E-OIL. Do not combine sulfur sprays with MITE-E-OIL on foliage and do not follow a previous application of sulfur or apply sulfur following MITE-E-OIL until sufficient time has elapsed for safety (at least 30 days). If in doubt, spray a portion of one tree previously treated with sulfur, using 1 quart to 25 gallons water. If sufficient time has not elapsed, burn will show in several days. When temperatures drop below 32o F (usually nighttime lows), do not spray tree and vine crops until daytime temperatures have warmed to a point above 35o F and are free from moisture due to melting frost or heavy dews. MITE-E-OIL can be used with recommended rates of other pesticides. Application to trees weakened by disease, drought, driving winds or high nitrogen applications may result in oil injury.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

STRAWBERRIES: Twospotted Spider Mites - Use 1.0% to 2.0% volume to volume in 60 gallons of water/acre with air assisted low volume ground applicators or 300 gallons of water/acre with standard ground spray equipment. Application may be made during the winter months when plants are semi-dormant. Do not use oil from peak bloom through peak fruiting period. Application should be made when mites are at no more than a moderate infestation level. Higher levels of mite infestations will require treatment with more effective miticides. Make applications at no less than 14 days between applications. Consult your local Extension Office for more specific local mite threshold density recommendations for this type of treatment. When using refined petroleum oils on strawberries there will be a danger of phytotoxicity. To minimize the problem, do not apply this product when warm temperatures, 75 degrees F and higher, are expected for several days after application. In California, do not apply this product from:

January 16 to May 30 in Orange and San Diego counties and the Oxnard Plains

February 1 to June 15 in the Santa Maria Valley

March 1 to June 30 in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours