[NAFEX] Dormant Oil

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Mar 30 17:24:30 EST 2006

I’m short of time at the moment – so I didn’t research this – but I seem to
recall the use of insecticidal soaps in place of dormant oils.  I’m not sure
they’re any better for the environment (see earlier discussions of
surfactants and wildlife) but I don’t know if that’s why you’re avoiding


Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.

USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8, 

Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate


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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Hélène Dessureault
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:22 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Dormant Oil


I am looking for a recipe for dormant oil that is not petroleum based.

Any suggestions?

Best wishes for this coming growing season,

Hélène, zone 4a north of Ottawa

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