Anyone heard of or used Wiltpruf?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Emerscape, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
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    I had a customer ask me about a product called Wiltpruf. Havent had much time to look into it but wondering if anyone has ever used it. He wants to know about using it on the arborvites i just installaed for him. The website is.. www.wiltpruf.com
     
  2. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
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    there are a few anti-dessicant sprays out there and are mostly used by nurseries and christmas tree farms, in my experience. The idea is to keep moisture in during harsh winter winds in periods of little to no water or during transportation under the same circumstances. I certainly wouldn't be afraid of using it as directed on arborvitaes.
     
  3. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the reply.
     
  4. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    yep, have used it before.
    Best if applied with a fine spray (like a back pack)
    Just follow label. We dont do antidessicants until late Nov.
    Great way to protect evergreens from the harsh winter winds and frozen soil conditions.
    Also a good up sell to those folks who wrap their evergreens in burlap for the winter (that is just plain ugly to look at all winter long)

    Caution, when spraying close to the house you will want to stay away from any glass (windows) it is a pain to get off glass.
     
  5. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
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    Yea we sell Wilt-Pruf at the retail garden center I work at. We carry it year round, but really push the product around the holidays when we sell live Christmas trees and wreaths. It keeps them fresh the whole winter season, some people have said. I have not personally used it, but I may try it this Christmas, just to see how much it lives up to what people have said about it.


    Jason
     
  6. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Its a good product, been around many years. In addition to protecting evergreens during the winter, it works great on transplants until they start to become established.
     
  7. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
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    regarding transplants.. will this product work on all shrubs ?
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    When I first read the name, I was wondering if it might be like Viagra! :D
    Seriously, I've seen it around, but have never had any experience with it...
     
  9. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    You need to be careful using antidessicants on wide leafed plant material as the waxy surface it creates may interfere with respiration on these plants.They may even say that in their product literature. I'd stick to needled evergreens.
     
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Transfilm by pbi gordon is the best antidessicant on the market!
     

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