Monterey Liqui-Cop is a natural liquid application formulated to control and prevent diseases on fruit and nut trees, citrus trees, vegetables, and ornamental plants. Liqui-Cop is a very weatherproof product that does not easily wash away or degrade in sunlight. It does not require additives to make it more effective, and can be used in place of lime and sulfur applications. Liqui-Cop can be mixed with other horticultural oils.
The control of diseases with fungicides is based on PREVENTION. Plant surfaces must be completely covered with the fungicide to successfully prevent infection. Copper pesticides are considered preventative, not curative of plant diseases. Use the highest indicated rate when disease incidence is high or expected to be, depending on rainfall and temperature. The lower rate is suitable for general preventive sprays under normal conditions. Since weather conditions and disease incidence vary, consult your Agricultural Extension Service for timing and initial application.
Seek advice on identifying specific disease problems and solutions from your local Agricultural Extension Agent or other knowledgeable persons. Partially fill the spray tank/container with water. Add the desired amount of LIQUI-COP and continue filling the tank/container. If applied with other products, add LIQUI-COP last. Agitate the tank during mixing and application until tank is empty. A plastic or metal stirring stick should provide adequate agitation.
I've used this for diseases on pecan, Magnolia fuscata (Banana Magnolia), fig, tomato, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers. Works great if you catch it on time. I first started buying the pints, then finally found quarts. Use as directions state, usually 3 Tbsp per gallon.
We spray our trees with LiquiCop and would like to start bee hives on our property. Will this product hurt the bees?
There should be no problem using Monterey Liqui-Cop in an area where there are bees. We would advise avoiding spraying directly to flower blossoms or during times when pollinators are present as the direct spray may have toxicity to bees or other insects if contacted directly.
How much Monterey Liqui-Cop is recommended to treat roses with Black Spot?
Yes, Monetery Liqui-Cop is labeled to treat Black Spot on rose bushes. Apply as a thorough coverage spray using 2 teaspoons of LIQUI-COP per gallon of water. Begin application at first sign of disease and repeat at 7-14 day intervals as needed. Use shorter interval during periods of frequent rains or when severe disease conditions persist. Do not apply more than 460 tsp. of LIQUI-COP (0.46 lbs. metallic copper) per 1,000 sq. ft. per year.
Monterey Liqui-Cop is a natural liquid application formulated to control and prevent diseases on fruit and nut trees, citrus trees, vegetables, and ornamental plants as a foliar spray. Please provide the targeted pest for an alternate product recommendation.