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Sil-Matrix Fungicide / Miticide / Insecticide

Sil-MATRIX introduces a novel active ingredient—soluble silica—to crop protection. When spray applied, it controls the mites and insects it contacts suppressing their populations. Sil-MATRIX also forms a physical barrier within the leaf cuticle that prevents penetration of fungal diseases, primarily powdery mildew.

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Sil-MATRIX is a preventive fungicide and a contact miticide/insecticide.

Diseases controlled by Sil-MATRIX include:

  • Powdery mildew
  • Gray mold rot (Botrytis cinerea) on blueberry

Pests controlled on contact include:

  • Mites
  • Aphids
  • Whiteflies

Sil-MATRIX can be used on the following crops:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Vine crops
  • Ornamentals
  • Row crops

For more information, please consult the product label.

Sil-MATRIX Applications

For best results, apply Sil-MATRIX on a preventive schedule for disease control. Begin applications when environmental conditions are conducive to disease development. Repeat applications no sooner than every seven days. When conditions are ideal for rapid development of disease, it is recommended that Sil-MATRIX be used in a rotational program with other registered fungicides.

For mite and insect suppression, begin applications when pests first appear and repeat applications as necessary to maintain suppression (but no sooner than every seven days).

For best results, apply Sil-MATRIX before leaf hardening.

For maximum results, use a high analysis non-ionic surfactant at recommended label rates.

Application Instructions

For fruit, nut, vine and vegetable crops, apply 0.5 to 1% solution (2-4 quarts Sil-MATRIX/100 gal.) in 50 to 250 gallons (vegetables, 20 gallons) of finished spray per acre.

  1. Apply up to the day of harvest (0 day PHI).
  2. Do not apply more than 10 quarts (vegetables, 4 quarts) per acre per application.
  3. Do not apply more than 20 gallons (vegetables, 7 gallons) per season.
  4. Do not make post-harvest applications.

Organic Crops

NOP Approved:

This product is approved for organic production by the National Organic Program (NOP), a marketing program housed within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service, the agency that sets marketing standards. The NOP mission is to develop and implement national standards that govern the marketing of agricultural products as organically produced, to facilitate commerce in fresh and processed food that is organically produced, and to assure consumers that such products meet consistent standards.

OMRI Listed®:

This product is OMRI Listed, therefore it is determined by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) to be suitable for use in certified organic production.

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