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Hawthorne Pesticide Product Highlights / Snapshot

Hawthorne Pesticide Product Highlights / Snapshot
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Before using this table, make sure to always read the product label and ensure that the pesticide is federally approved for use on hemp. If the pesticide is not federally approved for use on hemp, it has to be registered in your state and allowed for use on hemp.

Also, read the product label to validate if you are lawfully allowed to use the product as some pesticides are registered for residential use only, while others are registered for commercial use and cannot be utilized by non-licensed applicators. Visit hawthornegc.com for a more detailed summary of regulatory state and federal requirements.

Hawthorne Pesticide Product Highlights / Snapshot

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General Hydroponics® AzaMax

ProductWhatWhenWhy
General Hydroponics® AzaMaxOMRI listed insecticide, miticide and nematicide that kills a wide variety of pests and acts as an antifeedant, growth inhibitor and anti-oviposition. Works best against immatures.Apply at any plant growth stage as a preventative or a curative treatment every 7 to 14 days.EPA registered product that is labeled for use on hemp as a foliar or drench application.
Federally approved for hempOMRI listedSpider mitesBroad mitesRusset mitesAphidsRoot aphidsWhitefliesThripsFungus gnat larvaeFungus gnat adultsPowdery mildew
YesYesYesYes*Yes*YesNoYesYesYesYesNo
*The label does not cite the pest species name but it does cite the general group “mites”.

General Hydroponics® Defguard

ProductWhatWhenWhy
General Hydroponics® DefguardOMAn IPM foundational product, this broad spectrum biofungicide has been extensively tested and used across many plant types. Multiple modes of action work to protect against different foliar and soil pathogens of CBD Hemp.Best applied preventatively every 3 to 7 days when disease pressure is high and at 10 to 28 days when pressure is low.EPA registered disease control product labeled for use on hemp as a foliar application or drench. Colonizes soil to provide a favorable and competitive addition to the microbial community.
Federally approved
for hemp
OMRI listedPowdery mildewBotrytisPythium
YesYesYesYesSome

General Hydroponics® Exile

ProductWhatWhenWhy
General Hydroponics® ExileOMRI listed contact insecticide, miticide and fungicide kills a wide variety of pests and powdery mildew through desiccation (rapid drying). Works best on immatures and soft-bodied insects.Apply curatively at any plant growth stage every 7 to 14 days consecutively up to three times. Additional applications may occur if no injury is observed during previous applications.EPA registered product that is labeled for use on hemp as a foliar application.
Federally approved for hempOMRI listedSpider mitesBroad mitesRusset mitesAphidsRoot aphidsWhitefliesThripsFungus gnat larvaeFungus gnat adultsPowdery mildewBotrytisPythium
YesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNo

Disclaimer: When using this guide for recommendations on treating plant pest issues, you must always verify and follow any and all product label directions for use as required by federal and state laws.