What is GreenCure®?
Where can I buy GreenCure®?
How do I use GreenCure®?
Will GreenCure® work on my plant?
All of the plants that GreenCure® has been proven to work on are listed on the Ornamental, Garden and Turf application pages.
How long has GreenCure® been in use?
The GreenCure® formula has been successfully used in organic commercial and agricultural applications for 15 years. This has made it a perfect choice for use in greenhouses, on tomatoes, lettuce, pumpkins, squash, herbs and tobacco. It has been used in orchards on apples, pears, and other fruits and in large agricultural growing operations for both vegetables and ornamental plants including Poinsettia, Roses, Geraniums and many others. It is now available as GreenCure® for home gardeners and small organic farmers. Now you can use what the professionals use!
Can GreenCure® be used indoors?
Yes. GreenCure is one of the few fungicides that is EPA registered for use on indoor plants.
GreenCure is an odorless spray and a respirator is not required during application.
Is GreenCure registered For Organic Production?
Yes, GreenCure is registered "For Organic Production" with the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP). The "For Organic Production" designation is based on approval of all ingredients as meeting the organic requirements set forth by the USDA's NOP rules and as such, our EPA approved label is listed as being "For Organic Production".
Is GreenCure safe around bees?
Used as a fungicide on the plants - leaves, blossoms and stems, GreenCure would not be harmful to bees. Interestingly, in Dr. Horst's research developing GreenCure, they had a greenhouse in which strawberries were being grown at Cornell University and they were having a large problem with powdery mildew on the strawberries, including on the flowers. The mildew was even on the pollen producing stamens which resulted in the failure to set fruit. Bees were being used in the greenhouse for pollination purposes and would not pollinate the mildew contaminated flowers. GreenCure was used to eliminate the mildew and the bees continued their pollination activity resulting in good fruit set. There appeared to be no negative effect on the activities of the bees. It is important to avoid hitting the bees directly with the GreenCure spray since we do know that GreenCure does have some insecticidal properties as demonstrated in ongoing research on aphids and mites. (Direct spraying on them appears to cause suffocation not any toxic reaction).
Why does the label list a number of precautions?
As an EPA registered fungicide, GreenCure is required to display the minimum required precautions. For example, the label notes that it could cause moderate eye irritation if you got it in the eyes. The ingredients in GreenCure would cause irritation similar to getting soap or salt water in the eyes but would not damage the eyes. So, the precautions are good advice and are required by the EPA, but it is important to recognize that GreenCure has the lowest allowed requirements for a fungicide, is listed for organic production and has the lowest safe to harvest rating which is only 1 hour. This means you can spray fruit or vegetable plants and in one hour harvest and consume the produce.
Can GreenCure be used with a hose-end sprayer?
We DO NOT recommend using a hose-end sprayer because it would be difficult to control the mix proportions. For spraying that requires more than a handheld spray bottle, we recommend using a pump tank sprayer.
Can I mix GreenCure with other products such as pesticides?
We DO NOT recommend mixing the product with other products because it could inadvertantly reduce the usefulness of GreenCure by altering its PH level.
Do I need to add surfactants (spreader/sticker) or oils to GreenCure?
Can GreenCure be used on Orange trees?
NO. The formula in GreenCure already contains just the right amount of surfactants in order to maximize the benefits of the potassium bicarbonate. More than 350 surfactants where tested and ultimately the combination of ingredients in GreenCure were found to be significantly more effective than other ingredients while maintaining the less toxic characteristics of the base formula. Adding in additional ingredients would change the formula and could cause burning of the leaves.
Yes, GreenCure can be used on Orange trees and all cirtrus trees including Grapefruit, Lime, Lemon and the many Orange varieties.
Is GreenCure safe to use around fish ponds?
Yes, in the process of registration of GreenCure with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) we were required to provide data on fish toxicities, if any, in the registration package. Tests were done to provide those required data. There is no toxicity to fish, thus it is safe to use GreenCure on plants around ponds and lakes containing fish.
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