Fortis Mineral T.P. (horticultural oil) is based on paraffin mineral oil in which are dissolved the rest of the mix of vegetable oils present in the product, respectively neem oil (Azadirachta Indica) and the mixture of aromatic oils (lemon, orange). Treatment with Fortis Mineral T.P. has the role of significantly reducing the hibernating forms of mites and San Jose lice but also of other pests that hibernate in different forms (eg aphids).
The optimal time to apply treatment with Fortis Mineral T.P. is when the outside temperature exceeds 5oC and no frost or rain is expected in the next 24 hours.
It is highly contraindicated mixing the product with fungicides. A minimum period of 7 days is recommended between the last resting treatment with sulfur or copper products and the treatment with Fortis Mineral T.P.
Fortis Mineral T.P. will be applied with equipment capable of ensuring uniform coverage, making a bath of the trees. It is recommended that the solution penetrates all cracks in the bark, as these are the preferred places of pests for wintering (hibernation). Horticultural oil treatments are mandatory for apple, pear tree and quince. Cherries, sour cherry, apricots and plums are treated only if mite attacks or massive aphid attacks have been recorded.
Fortis Mineral T.P. evenly covers eggs and larvae, leading to their destruction by suffocation and poisoning due to the content of Azadirachta Indica in neem oil. It is known that the larvae of the San Jose louse are covered with a wax shield. Fortis Mineral T.P., due to its formulation, penetrates through the wax shield of the larvae, destroying them. By applying the product, the hibernating forms are destroyed, thus eliminating the risk of attack and damage to trees at the beginning of vegetation.
Applied as recommended, Fortis Mineral T.P., it is no longer necessary to apply further insecticides (treatments) that should be done if hibernating insects were not destroyed.
Applied in early spring, Fortis Mineral T.P. prolongs the period of vegetative rest, thus helping the trees to pass more easily over the late frost periods.
Fortis Mineral T.P. (horticultural oil) content
- 60% paraffin oil;
- 30% mix of vegetable oils;
- 5% neem oil;
- 5% mix of vegetable oils;
- aromatic (lemon, orange).
Fortis Mineral T.P. comes in the form of an oil emulsion, transparent, with a citrus scent.
Storage and validity term
5 – 25 degrees Celsius, protected from sunlight and frost / 24 months from the date of manufacture.
Dosages and recommended treatment
Applied with manual pump (vermonel): 0.6%, when the temperature reaches 5oC, at the end of the vegetative rest – the beginning of budding (respectively 60 ml in 10L of water). For large areas, it is recommended to apply 5 Liters of Fortis Mineral T.P. in 500 Liters of water.
When it is desired to prolong the vegetative rest in order to avoid the late spring frosts, it is recommended to apply a 1% solution of Fortis Mineral T.P. (10L in 1000L water).
Fruit bushes, apple, pear tree, apricot, peach, cherry, plum, fig, vine.