Volck oil spray discontinued?

Asked August 14, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT

We've been using (Ortho) Volck oil spray to control pine needle scale. It seem it is no longer on the market? Recommendations for a new resource?

Albany County Wyoming insect control dormant spraying pine needle scale horticulture

1 Response

As a member of extension I can't make a brand recommendation. The Volck oil is pretty basic- Active Ingredients:97% Petroleum Oil* *(Pet. Oil-Min. U.R. 91% - Class Lt. - Med.)

  • You will have to examine the labels of the many competitive products available to find a replacement that is labeled correctly for your desired application. I am attaching links to CSU's excellent information on horticultural oils- http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05569.html

  • http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/PHC/hortoil.htm

  • If you have other questions that this information doesn't answer please contact me directly.

  • sschell@uwyo.edu