Thyme oil as an insecticide and fungicide

Hi. I’m am visiting an organic apple orchard in Washington state. They like thyme oil as an insecticide and fungicide.

The farmers in the mountains in Haiti grow Thyme. Is there ways for a small holder farmer to use thyme for pest control.

I took a look at the uses of thyme oil and put a few in a new EC collection

The trick is being able to distill the oil. An example of a lower-tech method can be found here :

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