Ferti-lome Copper Soap Fungicide Concentrate features a unique formula that helps control plant diseases on fruits, vegetables, herbs, roses, trees and shrubs, turf, and ornamentals. It contains copper octanoate as its active ingredient, which helps protect listed plants against diseases such as anthracnose, needle blight, black spot, leaf spot, fruit spot, cedar apple rust, powdery mildew, peach leaf curl. early blight and late blight. It is OMRI certified so it is safe for organic gardening and it may be used up until the day of harvest.
Do not allow adults, children or pets to enter the treated area until sprays have dried. Do not apply this product in a way that will contact adults, children or pets, either directly or through drift.
Shake well before use. Most conventional liquid pesticide plant sprayers can be used to apply Natural Guard Brand by Fertilome Copper Soap Fungicide Concentrate to plants. Mix 0.5 to 2.0 fluid ounces of product in a gallon of water. Unless otherwise stated in specific application notes, apply 1.1 to 2.3 gallons of diluted spray per 1,000 sq. ft. For best control, start spraying before the disease is visible or when disease is first visible on the plant. Spray all plant parts thoroughly (top and bottom of leaves), and repeat every 7 to 10 days. Use the higher rate to control diseases that may go dormant and overwinter. See application notes for the specific crop application interval. If possible, time applications so that at least 12 hours of dry weather follows application. Reapply after rain, following the application interval in the application notes.
When powdery mildew presence is expected on a plant, spray the plants at the minimum application interval during the first 2 weeks after emergence.
To control downy mildews, leaf and fruit spots, blights, and rust, begin treatment 2 weeks before disease normally appears or when weather forecasts predict a long period of wet weather. Alternatively, begin treatment when disease first appears, and repeat as long as needed.
To prevent fruit rots, apply at the start of flowering and continue every 7 to 10 days until harvest. Fungicidal sprays are especially warranted when weather forecasts predict a long period of wet weather.
ORNAMENTALS AND TURF:
Do not use more than 391 fl.oz./1000 sq. ft. per year on turf or more than 373 fl. oz./1000 sq. ft. per year on ornamentals. Natural Guard Brand by Fertilome Copper Soap Fungicide Concentrate may cause some copper toxicity on some plant species. Before spraying a specific plant species consult your State Experiment Station or make a test spray.
(See label for complete application rates and instructions).
Anthracnose Leaf and Fruit Spot, Bacterial Leaf Spot and Blight, Botrytis Blight, Leaf Spot (Fungal), Rhizoctonia Blight, Soft Rot, Botrytis Blight, Colletotrichum Needle Blight.
This pesticide is toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates and may contaminate water through runoff. This product has a potential for runoff for several months or more after application. Poorly draining soils and soils with shallow water tables are more prone to produce runoff that contains this product. Drift and runoff may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in water adjacent to treated areas.
Do not apply directly to water, to areas where surface water is present, or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwater or rinsate.
Is Ferti-lome Natural Guard Copper Soap Fungicide harmful to bees?
Ferti-lome Natural Guard Copper Soap Fungicide is safe for insects when used as directed on the product label. It could harm bees if contact is made, so we would recommend applying in the early morning or later in the evening then they are not in the area and less active.