Oils material fact sheet

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Certain fractions of petroleum oils (narrow range oils) are considered synthetic and allowed for insect, mite, and disease control. “Narrow-range oils” are highly refined petroleum oils with a median boiling point from 415-440 °F under controlled vacuum conditions. They are allowed for both dormant and growing season uses for insect or disease control. Allowed oils can also be derived from vegetable and fish sources. Approved products must also not contain any prohibited inert components. Preventive, cultural, mechanical and physical methods must be the first choice for pest control, and conditions for use of a botanical or synthetic material permitted on the National List must be documented in the organic system plan

Authors: 
Brian Caldwell
Authors: 
Emily Brown Rosen
Authors: 
Eric Sideman
Authors: 
Anthony M. Shelton
Authors: 
Christine D. Smart
Publisher: 
Cornell University
Year: 
2004