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.
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:
Sil-MATRIX can be used on the following crops:
- Vine crops
- Row crops
Sil-MATRIX™ is a broad spectrum pesticide for control of the fungal disease powdery mildew, and control of mites, aphids, and whiteflies on vegetables, fruits, nuts, vine crops, agronomic crops, and ornamentals; for control of gray mold rot (Botrytis cinerea) on blueberry; for suppression of Asian soybean rust on soybean, and for suppression of gray leaf spot, brown patch, dollar spot, and snow mold on turf. Rate of application is variable according to pest pressure, timing of sprays and plant stage of growth. Use lower rates under light to moderate pest pressure; higher rates under heavy pest pressure and for mite control. Arid climates generally require higher rates.