TAG: Insecticides

Step by Step: How to apply a soil drench to trees

April 20, 2016By
Source: The Tree Geek, thetreegeek.com

Soil drenching is the process of adding diluted control products directly to the base of a plant. It provides deep, targeted treatment and is a useful way for professionals to apply insecticides to trees with pest infestations. It also can be a way to apply fertilizers to plants with specific nutrient needs. During a soil drench, the product is poured... read more

What insecticide do you prefer and why?

March 7, 2016By
LCOs determine their insecticide choice based on target pests and other factors.

Chip Soltesz President, Dyna-Green Mentor, Ohio “Merit is still our grub control of choice. Talstar or other generic bifenthrin products are the insecticide we use for both surface-feeding insects as well as our tree and shrub and perimeter pest treatments. It is low odor and has a wide spectrum label. It also has been very dependable with very few failures. Jim... read more

FMC releases early order program

September 23, 2015By

FMC’s 2015 Early Order Program runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 11. The program allows participants to purchase products at current pricing but defer payment for select qualifying FMC products until June 24. “The FMC 2015 Early Order Program offers great flexibility while capitalizing on the full FMC portfolio of turf and ornamental solutions,” said FMC Program Manager Trent Bradford.... read more

Tweaks and combos

July 9, 2015By

Regulations and lack of new chemistry are driving changes to insecticide product offerings. After a few slow years without major changes, the insecticide market is starting to experience an overhaul to meet new government requirements. But these guidelines aren’t the only changes lawn care operators (LCOs) are seeing. Here are trends, concerns and what’s to come in the future for... read more

Study shows 60 percent of T&O professionals favor neonics

December 10, 2014By

A recent report provided neonicotinoids are the primary tools used by turf and ornamental (T&O) professionals to control destructive insect pests. The report, titled “The Value of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Turf and Ornamentals: The Value of Neonicotinoids to Turf and Ornamental Professionals,” is one in a series that will be released over the next few months as part of a... read more

BASF details investments, innovations at Ag Media Summit

June 17, 2014By

BASF has invested in the North American market, the company said on June 11 at its Ag Media Summit in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Most of the investments fall on the agricultural side of the chemical company’s business, but some affect the turf and ornamental (T&O) and related markets. For example, the new Sultan miticide, with the active ingredient cyflumetofen,... read more