Systems for Citrus Health

Diatomaceous Earth in Citrus

Diatomaceous earth has been used by the most advanced citrus growers in varying countries around the world with great success. The move by many toward natural silica based fertilizers was largely brought about by the significant benefits revealed in research carried out by the University of Florida. Additional research by various organizations and the results experienced by citrus growers have clearly shown that silica-based fertilizers such as diatomaceous earth are vital in maximizing citrus production.

Citrus responds extremely positively to diatomaceous earth with appropriate levels of natural silica, and it is necessary for the tree to have sufficient levels of silica if lower than maximum yield is to be avoided. Low yield is only one of the negative outcomes of Silica deficiency:

EP Naturals™ DEsect® is an insecticide produced from a special grade of fresh-water diatomaceous earth (DE) and is a highly effective insect control solution. DEsect is registered as a pesticide by the US EPA, and can be used in commercial farming, on crops and around food processing areas. DEsect meets all US requirements for use in organic farms and food processing.

The most effective DE insecticide available today.

DEsect is produced from a very unique source of DE that has shown to be more effective than any other DE insecticide product on the market today for killing insects. Independent studies show that DEsect is clearly better for insect control. When insects come in contact with DEsect, it absorbs their protective wax coating and their bodies are damaged by the sharp edges of the particles. DEsect also absorbs the insect's body fluids and they eventually die by dehydration. There is no built-up immunity as there is with chemical insecticides. DEsect does not break down as chemicals do, and the more it is used, the more insects feel unwelcome in the area.

DEsect features:

  • Helps control pests
  • For stored grain & animal feed areas
  • OMRI listed for organic use
  • Used in and around households
  • Easy to apply
  • No taste or smell

OMRI Listed - For Organic Use

DEsect is made from a special DE ore deposit which kills insects faster than competing brands of DE, according to testing by an independent entomology laboratory.

DEsect helps control slugs, aphids, whiteflies, beetles, mites, leaf hoppers, and many other pests. It can be used on any fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, and grass -- up to and including day of harvest.