- It is bright red.
- It stinks of rotting eggs.
- It has to be handled very carefully due to fumes that are hazardous.
- But Lime Sulphur is an extremely effective tool for pest and disease management!
- Plus it can be used in organic farming.
Eliminating pests and pathogens
Lime Sulphur can be used in the UK and EU as a fungicide, insecticide and miticide. This includes organic crops. As covered in EU Regulations (EC) No 889/2008.
Also corrects in-crop sulphur deficiencies
The sulphur in Lime Sulphur is immediately soluble and thus active. This is contrasted with ground sulphur, which has granules that need to be dissolved before they can act, thus diminishing the immediate impact of an application.
Directions of use
- Before sowing/plants apply 20-40 litres/ha in 300 litres of water.
- In-crop applications for pest and disease control / nutrient deficiency correction; 4 litres / ha in 400 litres of water. Repeat applications every other week/fortnight until fruit ripening.
- Avoid applications to crops during hot weather.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT USERS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFE USE, STORAGE AND TRANSPORT LISTED ON THE SAFETY DATA SHEET
Lime sulphur reacts with strong acids. NEVER TANK MIX WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN TAP WATER. It is alkaline and flocculates anions out of solution.
Due to its high sulphur content, Lime Sulphur has a strong odour but this quickly disperses. When using in glasshouses or covered areas, ensure adequate ventilation.
Store in a cool dry place, away from heat and free from freezing.
Keep sealed in container and secured away from unauthorised users, children, wildlife and pets.
STORE AWAY FROM ACIDS.
Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
When mixing or exposed to spray, wear full protective clothing including: face mask, eye shields, gloves and footwear. Wash off any skin contact thoroughly with soap and water.
Consult Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for further information