# Can someone help me figure out a dilution rate for a new organic insecticide I'm trying?

#### bbhaag

##### Diamond Member
Hey everyone I need some help figuring out a dilution rate for a new organic insecticide I'm trying in our garden this year. The label states that I need to use 2 quarts/100 gallons. This is way to much so I need help figuring out how many ounces/gallon is needed. If anyone can help me with this I would really appreciate it.

#### uclaLabrat

##### Diamond Member
2 quarts is 64 oz, so per 1 gallon would be .64 oz/gallon.

bbhaag and lxskllr

#### fralexandr

##### Platinum Member
uclaLabrat is correct if you're talking Fluid Oz (volume), which is probably correct since the pesticide is a liquid.

If you're talking regular Oz (weight):

the label indicates the pesticide is 2.5 US Gal/22.5 Lb.
16 Oz = 1 Lb, so 22.5 Lb = 360 Oz per 2.5 Gal. The product weighs 144 Oz/ Gal.

Since you need 2 quarts/ 100 Gallons dilution, and 2 quarts = 1/2 Gallons, you need 0.005 Gallons of product.
144 Oz * 0.005 Gal = 0.72 Oz of product per Gallon.

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#### BoomerD

##### No Lifer
Just keep adding it until EVERYTHING dies.

#### Red Squirrel

##### No Lifer
I'd start with converting everything to metric and to the same unit. At least then you're dealing with all the same type of units that will be consistent. Then you can just divide as you wish to get a smaller amount.

sandorski

#### BoomerD

##### No Lifer
I'd start with converting everything to metric and to the same unit. At least then you're dealing with all the same type of units that will be consistent. Then you can just divide as you wish to get a smaller amount.
2 quarts is .5 gallons...OR, 64 ounces/12,800 ounces.
Divide by 10, 6.4 ounces/10 gallons, or as the labrat sez, .64 ounces/gallon.

zinfamous

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#### zinfamous

##### No Lifer
I'd start with converting everything to metric and to the same unit. At least then you're dealing with all the same type of units that will be consistent. Then you can just divide as you wish to get a smaller amount.
it is already the same units.

1 gallon = 4 quarts. 1 quart = 32 ounces. (0.5 quarts = 16 ozs = 1 pint = 1 proper beer)

I guess suggesting to do extra pointless steps is an idea, but I wouldn't listen, lol.

There is literally no need, ever, to switch the same units to another measuring system to "make life easier," then to switch it back.

Yes, the imperial system is, indeed, pretty stupid, but it's best to stick within the system.

uclaLabrat

#### IronWing

##### No Lifer
You'll want to use 223 drams/hogshead.

uclaLabrat

#### Torn Mind

##### Diamond Member
Well, then there's UKers cooking up measures only they know, like using "stone" for body weight so nobody can comprehend it but themselves...

#### IronWing

##### No Lifer
Well, then there's UKers cooking up measures only they know, like using "stone" for body weight so nobody can comprehend it but themselves...
Stone is easy to convert if you remember the intermediary unit, your momma. Your momma is 25 stone.

#### Brainonska511

##### Lifer
it is already the same units.

1 gallon = 4 quarts. 1 quart = 32 ounces. (0.5 quarts = 16 ozs = 1 pint = 1 proper beer)

I guess suggesting to do extra pointless steps is an idea, but I wouldn't listen, lol.

There is literally no need, ever, to switch the same units to another measuring system to "make life easier," then to switch it back.

Yes, the imperial system is, indeed, pretty stupid, but it's best to stick within the system.
Or just use the dimensional analysis (sometimes called factor-label method) to convert the units.

uclaLabrat

#### Torn Mind

##### Diamond Member
Stone is easy to convert if you remember the intermediary unit, your momma. Your momma is 25 stone.
If you're making a joke, I didn't get it.

8.8657142857142857142857142857143 stone is what I calculated.

#### IronWing

##### No Lifer
If you're making a joke, I didn't get it.

8.8657142857142857142857142857143 stone is what I calculated.
Your significant digits, I doubt their sincerity.

#### Torn Mind

##### Diamond Member
Your significant digits, I doubt their sincerity.
Sig figs are merely the result of humans incapable of allowing for extreme mathematical precision.

#### IronWing

##### No Lifer
Sig figs are merely the result of humans incapable of allowing for extreme mathematical precision.
Your momma’s weight would change as she got off her back just due to the difference in gravity. Even breathing would change her weight at that precision.

#### brianmanahan

##### Lifer
posting in a saltynu- oh wait nevermind

Red Squirrel

#### bbhaag

##### Diamond Member
2 quarts is 64 oz, so per 1 gallon would be .64 oz/gallon.
Thank you!

uclaLabrat

#### bbhaag

##### Diamond Member
posting in a saltynu- oh wait nevermind
I'm on a completely different plane then he is when it comes to gardening. These are some older vids but our garden is something to see. You can't really appreciate it until it's seen in person. 2022 is going to be even better. Better weed control, better pest control, and better space management.

brianmanahan