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Registered name is Fossil Shell Flour®; it is the ideal (if not perfect) organic pesticide; manufactured by nature over hundreds of thousands of years; it is the fossilised remains of ancient fresh water algal shells called diatoms. Insects and parasites have absolutely no immunity after coming in contact with this product – they simply dehydrate and die. It is deadly on slugs, snails, white butterfly, whitefly, ants, psyllids, wasps, borer, fleas, flies, mites, aphids, grass grub, codling moth, thrips, green shield bug, caterpillars the list is almost endless. And a huge bonus – there is no withholding period you can use the same day you are going to eat. Also safe for use with pets, poultry and all manner of farm animals; there are many more uses than can be listed here. It is a 4N product – no chemicals, no toxins, no smell, and no immunity; it is simple to use as spray, dusting powder or made into slurry and painted on! This product is Bio Gro Certified.

Recommended dosage rates for animals and livestock

Kittens 1/2 teaspoon per day
Adult Cats 1 teaspoon per day
Puppies 1/2 to 1 teaspoon p/day dependent upon size and breed
Small Dogs under 15kg 1 teaspoon per day
Medium Dogs 15kg – 35kg 1 tablespoon per day
Large Dogs over 35 - 50kg 2 tablespoons per day
Giant Dogs 50kg + 2 heaped tablespoons + per day
Cattle, Dairy Cows, Pigs 2% of dry feed ration per day
Chickens, Pheasants, Quail 5% mixed in feed per day
Goats, Sheep, Alpacas, Llamas 2% in grain per day
Horses, Ponies, Donkeys 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
Zoo animals 2% in daily feed
Two legged mammals 1 heaped tablespoons + per day

Recommend dosage rates for plants and crops

5 litre ‘pump up’ type sprayer 20gms
15 litre Backpack sprayer 60gms
200 litre automatic sprayer 800 - 900 grams
Crop application 1 – 2.5kg p/acre
10 litre bucket ‘brush on’ 2 cups
10 litre watering can 2 cups

Can supply larger size bags (4kg and 22.68kg), and half tonne and 1 tonne rates for the farmers. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ

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