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I have Broad Mites on my clones, Help!

Clone Guard is used by commercial cloning operations to insure growers that they are purchasing quality clones free of insects and Powdery Mildew. Commercially distributed clones treated with Clone Guard usually have a plant stake in the pot saying the clone is protected by Clone Guard. Should you need purchase these stakes they are available from this website.

Broad mites are very hard to control once they’re on your plants and have laid eggs. We suggest you spray Clone Guard directly on the leaves and stems of all of your clones under 8 inches and use Nuke em on plants over 8 inches high. Clone Guard is not an insecticide, it keeps the insects from leaving the plant and won't allow insects to feed so they leave.

Nuke em can be a little hard on very young plants so go easy under a watchful eye.

Growers who use Clone Guard have given us much praise when they desperately needed relief from Broad Mites. Clone Guard will block Broad Mites from escaping to other plants and safely keep them away from the leaves and stems while the plant grows out of the infestation. Clone Guard is not an insecticide but it does offer barrier protection from pests.

Give Clone Guard a try, you will be happy!


Since no surfactants are added to Nuke em it will be important for you to look at a leaf carefully to make sure that the Nuke em is completely covering 100% of the leaf’s surface. Some leaves have a waxy texture or a fine coating of dust from outdoor winds and they will shed the Nuke em formula. This will keep the leaf from getting 100% coverage.

If it doesn’t look like Nuke em is penetrating through dust and dirt or the leaf surface doesn’t get a nice even coat, add a surfactant to Nuke em before you spray. A plant based surfactant like Yucca extract is the best choice, especially if it is food grade. If you can’t find one and you are in a pinch, a clean plant based product will work for a 2nd choice or for a 3rd choice Ivory Liquid for dishes will do.

Use the least amount of surfactant to get Nuke em to spread evenly over the leaf and stem and or to penetrate the layers of dirt deposited on leaves from outdoor winds. However it is important to look closely to make sure the coating is a complete coverage with the amount of surfactant you use. You may have to increase the amount of surfactant shown below to get the coverage you need.

A strong strength Nuke em recipes would look like this: 8 ounces Nuke em concentrate, 120 ounces water, 1 tsp surfactant.

An in between strength Nuke em recipes would look like this: 6 ounces Nuke em concentrate, 122 ounces water, 1 tsp surfactant.

A standard strength Nuke em recipes would look like this: 4 ounces Nuke em concentrate, 124 ounces water, 1 tsp surfactant.

How does Clone Guard work?

Clone Guard works in the same way your home window screens separate you from invading insects and pests while allowing air to go in and out. Once applied to the clone’s leaves and stem, Clone Guard dries to form a thin biodegradable film or shield. This high tech film helps to keep clones safe by locking out leaf dwelling insects, powdery mildew and mold while locking in precious water molecules inside leaf and stem cells. Water retention in the clone’s leaves and stem is critical to the forming of roots.

Clone Guard can be used on all plants with Broad Mite infestations. Clone Guard should not be sprayed directly on Buds and Blooms.

Will Clone Guard hurt my plants?

No! Clone Guard is safe and effective in making a high tech barrier to deny leaf dwelling pests’ access to cuttings, clones and small plants. There are no ill effects to plants associated with the use of Clone Guard.

Clone Guard can be used on all plants with Broad Mite infestations. Clone Guard should not be sprayed directly on Buds and Blooms.

Is Clone Guard affordable?

Yes! Clone Guard is a concentrate and is mixed with water at 7 parts water to 1 part Clone Guard. When using a fine mist sprayer, Clone Guard will easily cover the leaf surface with little or no waste run off. Hundreds of cutting can be treated with one 8 ounce bottle.

Clone Guard can be used on all plants with Broad Mite infestations. Clone Guard should not be sprayed directly on Buds and Blooms.

Will I still have to use a dome over my cuttings?

While Clone Guard does a great job of keeping plants from wilting, the use of a dome over the cutting tray will depend on your environmental atmosphere and plant species. You should always test a few cuttings at a time to see if cloning without a dome will work for you before you clone a whole batch. Domes have a tendency to perpetuate the growth of powdery mildew so don’t use them if you don’t have to.

Is Clone Guard safe to use?

Yes! When used as directed, Clone Guard is safe to use around people and pets. Simply wash your hands after use. Use Clone Guard in a well ventilated area.

I have powdery mildew on some of my cuttings now. Will Clone Guard help save them?

Yes! Clone Guard will keep the Powdery Mildew from spreading to the other cuttings. Clone Guard very well may be the only product that will save your cuttings. Powdery mildew is caused by many different species of fungi in the order Erysiphales. Millions of spores are sent into the air to spread the colony. Without Clone Guard the powdery mildew will spread to all of your plants, not just the clones.

What is Clone Guard?

Clone Guard creates a barrier against all invading pests including spider mites. Also, before bringing in clones, cuttings and small plants into your growing area use Clone Guard on leaf and stem surfaces. Clone Guard gives a 100% barrier shield from all powdery mildew, mold and leaf dwelling insects.

This the most effective way to deal with Broad Mites on small plants.

What insects will Clone Guard block from my plants?

All leaf and stem dwelling insects are blocked out by Clone Guard’s high tech film. These insects would include spider mites, whiteflies, aphids, thrips and many more. Never let these insects get the chance to infest your garden. Use Clone Guard every time you take cuttings. Always apply Clone Guard to plants before you allow them into your garden. It’s fast, easy and affordable.

What is an easy way to understand parts and your mixing directions?

Clone Guard Concentrate (CGC) is formulated to be mixed with water. To make a small amount of ready to use spray or dip, simply mix 7 ounces of water into 1 ounce of Clone Guard. This is 7 parts water to 1 part Clone Guard concentrate or a 7 to 1 mixing ratio. For more options see the example below:

CGC = Clone Guard Concentrate

  • 1 ounce of CGC to 7 ounces of water (makes 1 cup)
  • 2 ounces of CGC to 14 ounces water (makes 1 pint)
  • 4 ounces of CGC to 28 ounces of water (makes 1 quart)
  • 8 ounces of CGC to 56 ounces of water (makes 1/2 gallon)
  • 16 ounces of CGC to 112 ounces of water (makes 1 gallon)

Why should I use Clone Guard?

It has been estimated that powdery mildew, mold, leaf dwelling insects and leaf dehydration account for over 50% of all clone death and pest infestations every year!

Clone Guard also locks in water molecules from escaping from the leaves preventing the clone from wilting. At the same time Clone Guard is locking out insects, powdery mildew and mold, denying them the access to the clone. For pro growers, Clone Guard is a must have product because it helps to ensure the cloning process will be a complete success. Strong and healthy clones ensures the grower that the genetic potential of the plant can be achieved.

Clone Guard can be used on all plants with Broad Mite infestations. Clone Guard should not be sprayed directly on Buds and Blooms.

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