Messenger has been tested in hundreds of field trials in several countries and has one of the broadest use labels ever approved by the EPA. Messenger can be used on all types of plants growing indoors and outdoors, including edible fruits and vegetables right up to the day of harvest. As with any product, always read and follow label instructions before buying or using this product.
Follow these simple guidelines to get the most from your Messenger application:
Begin applications early in the plants life. Just like a healthy lifestyle, beginning early and continuing through maturity yields the biggest benefits.
Apply every 3 weeks, or at least once a month. Applications at key events (bud formation, flowering, fruit set and sizing, ripening, etc.) are especially effective and magnify those plant processes.
Plants respond best if they are actively growing when you treat. Applications in the morning before the hottest parts of the day are best. Plants treated when they are dormant or under severe stress from heat, cold, or drought may not respond as well.
Mix with water as directed on the packet instructions. If tank mixing with other products, always mix Messenger first. Fill sprayer at least 3/4 full of water, mix Messenger completely, mix other products, and finish filling with water.
Spray right away. Apply product within 4 hours of mixing for best effects. Reseal unused product in opened packets to minimize exposure to air and moisture and use within 3 weeks. Never throw mixed product away…it’s a waste! There is always a plant around that could benefit…apply leftover material as a root drench to your houseplants.
Apply as a fine mist to the leaves: A pump-up sprayer or garden mister is most efficient. Think "heavy dew" to get good coverage, but if Messenger is running off the plant, you're wasting material. 1 gallon of spray can treat up to 1000 square feet or 25-50 roses or tomato plants. A watering can will also work well, but you won’t be able to cover as many plants. Root drenching is effective, but it is the least efficient way to apply Messenger.
Don’t neglect the basics. Messenger is not a substitute for good gardening practices – maintain proper fertility, soil quality vitality, watering, and the use of other control measures when needed.
One blister pack of nine .12 oz. Each pack makes one gallon, total of 3 gallons.