Researchers discover how a bio-pesticide works against spider mites

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    This looks very interesting indeed, but the price may exclude a lot of people from buying it.
    I do like the fact that natural predators are not affected.

    Not available outside the US after searching the Web.
     
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    It doesn't sound like people would need to use that exact product.
    Pretty cool.
     
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    As so often said, the devil is in the detail or smallprint. Wonder if @Junglekeeper has used it or knows anyone who has !!?
     
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    I was thrilled to learn that there's such a product to treat spider mites but I wonder how it differs from other horticultural oils. Would love to hear from someone who has used it. However given its price I doubt many have.

    Here is the link for the product on Bioworks Canadian site: SuffOil-X®- Canada - Canada | BioWorks
     
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    Even more fascinating @Junglekeeper. Thanks for the added link. Price might stop a lot from trying this though.
     
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    Perhaps that's one reason why none of these products are available at typical retail outlets.
     

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