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Nuke em has been used to kill Powdery Mildew when it was found in the finished dry produce. The treated produce passed the needed lab tests. Learn more in the FAQ section under Nuke em.
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Updated! Look for updated applications for specifically for Broad Mites, Spider Mites and Powdery Mildew.
Flying Skull Plant Products brings Nuke em to the indoor/outdoor gardening community. This multi-purpose insecticide and fungicide kills the eggs, larvae, juvenile and adult insects that feed on and ultimately kill plants. It targets all species of Broad Mites, Russet Mites, Spider Mites, Root Aphids, Leaf Aphids, Thrips, Whitefly and other plant leaf and soil insect parasites. Its unique formula also allows for outstanding control of the vast varieties of powdery mildew and mold found in the garden. Made entirely with food grade ingredients that you would find in a loaf of bread! Brilliant!!
Nuke em won't lower the value of your harvest like other insecticides/fungicides! You've worked hard for your customers, don't lose them because your harvest didn't taste or smell the same. Think about it; do you have customers that purchased from you but then they stopped? Was it after a crop you treated with insecticides or fungicides? Did those insecticides/fungicides have Pyrethrums, plant oils, petroleum oils, detergents, surfactants or soaps in them? Don't feel alone. It's the story of thousands of our customers. Don't worry; Nuke em is here to keep your plant value high and your customers loyal!!
Pro Growers Note: When ordering Nuke em, order Z7 at the same time. Over 80% of the time, leaf insect and powdery mildew attack indicates root zone problems! Start using Z7 now! Z7 is amazing and very inexpensive to use. It has saved countless growers from major malfunctions and made huge differences in yield and crop consistency. Z7 cleans bio-film from roots and grow systems and greatly decreases the chances of toxic reactions from incompatible plant foods and additives. Z7 will release mineral ions from carbon bonds so plants can feed properly. It also greatly reduces mineral build up from soils and plastic.
Be wary of insecticides made with oils, soaps and detergents. These ingredients will plug and cover the plant's stomata and photo receptors, reducing photosynthesis and making it harder for the plant to recover from insect attack. In the past, that's why your plants had slow or stunted growth after you sprayed with oil- and detergent-based products. How do you know if you’re using oil- and detergent-based pesticides? Oil- and detergent-based pesticides look like milk or chalky water. Their oils are mixed with detergent and water but the ready-to-use spray smells like the oils it’s made with. These oils include Neem, Rosemary, Pine, Peanut among others. All oils need detergent to become soluble in water. If you spray oil based pesticides on a window and let it dry, you can write your name in dried spray with your fingernail.
Nuke em is:
Made with Food Grade Ingredients
Uses No Oils, Detergents or nasty chemicals.
Currently not for sale in New Mexico, Mississippi and Indiana
- Exceeds state regulations for zero toxic pesticide residue on plant materials
- Does kill Broad Mites, Russet Mites, Spider mites, Root Aphids, Leaf Aphids, Thrips, Whitefly and more
- Does kill eggs, larvae, juvenile and adult insects
- Does control mildew and mold before and after harvest
- Is concentrated and economical
- Is approved for use on or after the day of harvest
- Is safe around people and pets
- Is High Tech Breakthrough Technology
- May be sprayed just before harvest to prevent leaf mold while in the drying process
- Doesn’t alter the taste or smell of growing crops or finished produce
- Doesn’t lower the value of produce
- Doesn’t slow photosynthesis from by reducing light to photon receptors on leaves like other oil based pesticides and plant detergent washes
- Doesn't slow photosynthesis from residue clogging the leaf stomata like other oil and detergent based pesticides and plant washes
- Doesn’t have plant oils in it, so no oily residue on flowers or leaves
- Doesn’t have soap in it, so no soapy residue on flowers or leaves
- Doesn’t have chemical surfactants in it, so no residue on flowers or leaves
- Doesn't have petroleum or Pyrethrins in it, so no residue on flowers or leaves
- Doesn’t smell bad
- Doesn’t make leaves, stems and flowers sticky
This is important to read!
Because Nuke em is a contact killer it is very important that every mite and egg come into contact with Nuke em. Even in the best conditions with careful applications it is very hard get complete coverage on the first spray.
Growers are reporting to us that they have had good luck with these MODIFIED applications. Remember to wash all other insecticides and fungicides off of leaves before applying Nuke em. Modified applications are always best done by spraying a few plants and observing before spraying them all.
95% of growers that have insect problems have soil/growing mediums that are oversaturated with fertilizer causing the plant to become weak. The insects now have a home on a plant that can't put up a decent self-defense. It is extremely important that the plant have this excess fertilizer washed from the growing media before any application of any brand of insecticide. Why? When the fertilizer in the growing media is higher than the osmotic threshold of the plant's root system the plant becomes starved for water and mineral ions. If the plant can’t get water from the roots it will take water in through the leaves. If the water sprayed on the leaves has an insecticide in it, the insecticide will be brought into the plant for use in photosynthesis and vascular relocation. You never want to feed a plant insecticide. So make sure the plant is fully hydrated before any application of insecticide or fungicide no matter what brand or type of insecticide it is.
It is always best when flushing a growing media that you check to make sure all of the soluble nutrients are out of it. Growing medium should be flushed in such a fashion that the water coming from the pot is no more than 50 PPM/TDS above the water supply's PPM/TDS going into the pot. Only a PPM/TDS/EC meter can tell you this.
These initial flushing steps below will make sure that the plants will hydrate properly.
These steps will help the plant recover quickly from the initial insect attack and stress from insecticide applications.
- Flush the plant site with Z7 treated water. Use at least twice the amount of water than what the container holds in media; but more water is always better in this instance. (This includes plants grown in hydroponics.) Wait an hour and then pour a small amount of water across the top of the soil and catch the runoff for testing. You want to see this PPM number no more than 50 PPM above the PPM of your virgin water. The use of Flying Skull's Z7 in the water at the time of the flush, and continued use afterward, would of great benefit to the plants.
- If you don't have access to a hand held EC/PPM meter, flush your plants very well with large amounts of water runoff three times and wait one hour before applying Nuke em.
After applying Nuke em, resume feeding your soil or soil-less grown plants. Always use the Z7 as it is a key factor in healthy plant growth.
This is the modified Nuke em application our customers said helped them with Broad Mite and Russet infestations. Let us know how it worked for you.
MODIFIED APPLICATION 1
DAY ONE: Apply one application at strong strength (lights OFF), wait until it dries and then spray another application at strong strength, wait for it to dry and then spray another application at strong strength. (Three applications on the same day allowing the plants to completely dry between applications).
DAY TWO : In light OFF or ON, mist the plants with Z7 treated water. Use distilled, bottled drinking water or non chlorinated water to mix up spray. Dosed at 10 mL / 2 teaspoon per gallon. Special note: Z7 is not an insecticide.
DAY THREE: Spray one strong strength application.
DAY SIX. Spray one strong strength application. Check for any signs of insects in the following days.
DAY SEVEN Option: In light OFF, mist the plants with Z7 treated water. Use distilled, bottled drinking water or non chlorinated water to mix up spray. Dosed at 10 mL / 2 teaspoon per gallon. Special note: Z7 is not an insecticide.
Think of Nuke em as brakes on your car. While driving you don’t use your brakes all of the time but your brakes are a very important part of your trip.
Nuke em should be used as a maintenance spray every week. No matter how careful you are insects and powdery mildew will enter the growing area. Large scale growers use Nuke em as a maintenance tool that keeps them from having problems that reduce harvest quantity or quality. Nuke em is a tool. It is part of the cost of doing business. It is better to bear the extra cost of maintenance than not have a good supply of quality produce when customers ask for it. Remember, customers will find produce elsewhere if you can’t supply them what they want when they want it.
Outdoor growers have reported successful maintenance programs to control Powdery Mildew by using this rate of spray weekly: 2 ounces of Nuke em to every gallon of water. See more in the FAQ section of this website. This rate will make 64 gallons of ready to use spray for every gallon of Nuke em concentrate.
Nuke em can be used ON the day of harvest or even after harvest. See the video of Nuke em increasing the shelf life of strawberries, (applied after harvest).
Other insecticides, fungicides and plant washes use brain and body nerve poisons, detergents, chemical surfactants, soaps, petroleum or plant oil in their formulas that leave smelly, bad tasting and sticky residue on produce. Ultimately these ingredients will reduce the sales, desired flavor and smell of the gardener’s produce.
Anyone using Flying Skull’s Nuke em will immediately see a complete control of plant parasites and Powdery Mildew. At the same time, they will notice that Nuke em is easy to use, safe to spray, doesn’t smell bad, and did not reduce the value of the produce!
Nuke em is a multi-purpose product. It replaces many expensive single target pesticides, fungicides and yeasticide. This makes it very affordable. It can be used to kill hiding insects and mold on walls, floors and other gardening surfaces.
Nuke em’s highly concentrated formula must be diluted before spraying onto plants or garden surfaces. Read and follow all label cautions and directions. Nuke em has been in the lab for over 10 years prior its release.
8 fl. oz. concentrate makes up to 2 gallons of ready to use spray.
32 fl. oz. concentrate makes up to 8 gallons of ready to use spray.
1 Gallon concentrate makes up to 32 gallons of ready to use spray.
Normal Strength spray is 1 ounce Nuke em to 31 ounces of water.
Enhanced Strength is 1.5 ounces of Nuke em to 30.5 ounces of water.
Strong Strength is 2 ounces of Nuke em to 30 ounces of water.
General Leaf Application Directions:
Use the normal strength mix first, if needed use the next stronger strength.
For complete control, 3 applications may be needed; each application should be 3 days apart.
For cuttings and clones, use the normal strength.
PRO GROWERS NOTE:
For infestations, 3 applications may be done in one 24 hour period. Some plants may desire to have the diluted Nuke em pH adjusted to 7 before for spraying. We do not have enough data to confirm a label change at this time. Should you wish to try adjusting the diluted Nuke em to pH 7, try it on one plant before applying to the whole crop.
Leaf insect and powdery mildew control:
Water growing media, pots and containers to leach fertilizer from the root zone and ad tugor to the plant cell structure. No watering is required for field grown plants.
Shake the bottle well before diluting into a spray or dip. 30 gallon drums should be mixed before pumping into smaller containers
If growing indoors, turn main lighting OFF before spraying plants. Apply in low light then turn OFF all lighting until Nuke em dries. (Nuke em is a pesticide, not a leaf feed)
If growing outdoors, spray on leaves on stems just before sundown or at the coolest part of day under heavy cloud cover.
Root Aphid Control for Soil Growers:
Mix up enough Nuke em to saturate the growing medium.
Use the normal strength of Nuke em which is 1 ounce Nuke em to 31 ounces of water. Adjust the pH of the Nuke em dilute to the target pH desired in your soil. Use stronger strength if test plant still shows signs of root aphids.
Turn lights OFF and use low supplemental lighting to see. This is best done at the beginning of the light OFF cycle.
Slowly pour Nuke em into the soil. There is a space or pocket just under the main stem that harbors many Root Aphids and is most likely the main habitat for the colony. Normally in an outdoor environment this pocket is protected from rain or runoff. This will be a hard area to treat unless you take the time to slowly and carefully pour around the stem where it meets the soil. Work out from there making sure the soil is totally drenched.
Nuke em needs to be in contact with the Root Aphids for 1 hour. Longer contact time is advisable if your plant variety responds well to extended duration. Before the lights turn ON, rinse the growing media well.
Pro Growers Note:
Tests are currently being done to determine if Nuke em needs to be washed from the soil at all, or what time is the very best contact time for the majority of plants. When we get this data will let you know. Major university studies will eventually tell us whole story. Should you decide to try the test of not washing Nuke em out of your soil on your own, only try it on one plant before your treat the whole. Let Flying Skull know what you found to be true.
Root Aphid Control for Hydroponic Growers:
Ebb and Flow, NFT, Aero Tube
Mix up enough Nuke em to saturate all of the the growing medium and roots.
Use the strong strength of Nuke em which is 2 ounce Nuke em to 30 ounces of water if your growing medium is soaking wet. If the growing medium is dry or moist use the normal strength. Adjust the pH of the Nuke em dilute to the target pH of your nutrient solution.
Turn lights OFF and use low supplemental lighting to see. This is best done when at the beginning of the light OFF cycle.
Slowly pour Nuke em into the hydroponic growing media. There is a space or pocket just under the main stem that harbors many Root Aphids and is most likely the main habitat for the colony. Normally in an outdoor environment this pocket is protected from rain or runoff. This will be a hard area to treat unless you take the time to slowly and carefully pour around the stem where it meets the growing media. Work out from there making sure the growing media is totally drenched.
Nuke em needs to be in contact with the Root Aphids for at least 1 hour. Longer contact times may be desirable if the plant variety can handle it. Always test one plant before testing the entire group. Before the lights turn ON, rinse Nuke em from the growing media, roots and hydro system before refilling the tank and turning Lights ON.
Pro Growers Note:
Tests are currently being done to determine if Nuke em needs to be washed from the soil at all, or what time is the very best contact time for the majority of plants. When we get this data will will let you know. Major university studies will eventually tell us whole story. Should you decide to try the test of not washing Nuke em out of your soil on your own, only try it on one plant before your treat the whole. Let Flying Skull know what you found to be true.
Deep water culture systems may need a slightly different procedure for treatment.
Drain the system and let the plants drip free of nutrient.
Take a clean empty bucket and fill it with diluted Nuke em at standard strength and pH adjusted to your nutrient pH.
Dip the plant and growing media into it. Submerge long enough for all growing media and roots to be saturated.
Replace plant back into the hydro system for your hour wait time. Treatment should be done in Lights OFF cycle.
Rinse the growing, roots media and hydro system well with water before adding nutrient and turning ON lighting.
After the one hour minimum of contact in the root zone, the residual from the main Nuke em application (after being rinsed from the root zone) may be run through the hydroponic system to clear any threat posed to the plants from insects inside the pipes and tubes. Taking the plants out of the system while it is being flushed is advisable should larvae or adult Root Aphid be in the tubes, buckets or tanks. The entire system needs to be flushed before turning ON main lighting. This procedure will clear dead adult, juvenile and larvae from the hydroponic system.
Some Powdery Mildew will take three applications of the Nuke em to fully kill it. We suggest treating all Powdery Mildew the same by making sure that three applications are made.
Maintenance programs for Powdery Mildew: Weekly applications of outdoor plants using a dilution rate of 2 ounces Nuke em concentrate to every gallon of water has been found to be successful in controlling most molds like Powdery Mildew. Nuke em should be applied immediately after rains or while in periods of water droplets formed on leaves after fog or dew.
Hydroponic System Recommendation:
Using Flying Skull’s Z7 after the Nuke em treatment is advised. Add the Flying Skull Z7 Hydro System Cleanser to every tank change and very 4-5 days if nutrients are being recirculated in fload and drain, NFT or Deep Water Culture.