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philek9

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IV Organics 3-in-1 Plant Guard reviews and thoughts?
« on: September 13, 2018, 11:35:57 AM »
Does anyone here use this stuff on their trees?  If so, how effective is it?  I'm looking for something that does exactly what this product is claiming to do.  Protect and repel.

IV Organic 3-in-1 Plant Guard for trees and shrubs, (such as Fruit & Nut Trees, Ornamental Trees, Roses & Shrubs). Used by home gardeners and orchard growers to protect tree trunks and branches from sunburn (summer), sunscald (winter), repel insects and rodents. This product is organic, non-toxic & environmentally safer. FIRST DEFENSE: Apply IV Organic 3-in-1 Plant Guard to provide a shield against the sun's harmful rays that cause sunburn during the hottest summers day-- as well as sunscald which is caused when the temperature abruptly rises too high during the cold winter months. Both Sunburn and Sunscald cause the tree's bark to crack and/ or die-- resulting in additional stress which get compounded by insects and parasites that enter the barkless wood-- an invasion that will ultimately shorten the tree's life. SECOND DEFENSE: Apply IV Organic 3-in-1 Plant Guard to provide a shield against beetles, termites and other wood boring, chewing & piercing type insects. Organic & effective time release defense with 7 natural oils, including castor, cinnamon, clove, garlic, peppermint, rosemary & spearmint oils. THIRD DEFENSE: Apply IV Organic 3-in-1 Plant Guard to provide a shield that repels most rodents that may gnaw on the tree's bark. This product contains castor oil, which comes from the Castor Tree Seed, and naturally makes everything coated with this product taste horrible! You can also dilute 1-2 teaspoons of the prepared IV Organic 3-in-1 Plant Guard with a gallon of water to make a foliar sun screen spray to provide your entire plant with defense to the elements up to 1-2x per year--Ideal at time of transplanting. Proud Member Of The Organic Trade Association. Registered Material For Use In Organic Agriculture, color white; colors brown & green pending.

http://ivorganics.com/product/iv-organic-3-in-1-plant-guard/#overview

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Re: IV Organics 3-in-1 Plant Guard reviews and thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 12:48:48 PM »
It's similar to kaolin clay (Surround) or white paint for sunburn. Kaolin clay also offers some protection from insects although not via the natural oils route.
I'm curious how well the other ingredients work for their purpose too. I have rodents that like to eat just my mulberry young bark and shoots and no other trees. I wonder if it will repel whatever it is. According to the description, it does.

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Re: IV Organics 3-in-1 Plant Guard reviews and thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 01:14:34 PM »
Another way is to paint the lower part of trunk with lime, cheap and effective.

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Re: IV Organics 3-in-1 Plant Guard reviews and thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 03:29:19 PM »
Another way is to paint the lower part of trunk with lime, cheap and effective.
I thought that's for a different problem than what IV Organics' product claims to solve.

Or are you replying to me about my rodent chewing mulberry bark problem? They actually will climb up the tree to find young branches and chew them up.

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Re: IV Organics 3-in-1 Plant Guard reviews and thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 09:20:46 PM »
I really wonder about the risk of plant injury from spraying oils in hot weather.

We probably don't have that product here in Florida.
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