Question on Year Round Insect Protection

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by KPM, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. KPM

    KPM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I am interested in a product Bayer Year Round Tree & Shrub Insecticide. It is applied in the fall around the roots and offers year round insect protection through the roots.

    Does anyone have experience with this product or others like it?

    Any recommendations?

    Thank you.....
     
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,369

    It's Merit (imidichloprid). Bayer just got a bunch of their pro products re-labeled for the homeowner market. Dylox 6.2G that we pros use for grubs and sod web worm only is now "Bayer 24 hour insect killer" or something like that. It is now labeled for every bug under the sun (NOT the 6.2g!!). I believe the year round insect control is either the .2 or .5 formulation, repackaged and at a retail price. There are now alot of "pro" products relabeled for the home market. Here in CT, Talstar is a restricted use product. You have to take a really really hard test to get a license allowing you to buy the stuff. But Scotts Summer Guard is the SAME STUFF, and you can buy it at Wal Mart. Your tax dollars hard at work.
     
  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    It is Imidacloprid aka merit, I was a consultant for bayer a couple of years ago and tried all of there products and got good results. Great for the homeowner but commercial version will go a lot farther.
     
  4. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 757

    You're looking for Merit 2.5G. Mert .2 and .5 are for lawns (grubs). If your plants or trees are larger than 8 feet tall, use Merit 75 (soil drench or injection).
     
  5. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    We are offering it this year and would like to hear more on it.
    Thinking of including it with deep root fertilizing?
    Could we market it as reducing spray applications as well as safe around kids and pets etc.?
    Any other products, like Orthene, that could be used?
    I would appreciate any input.

    Thanks
     
  6. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    :nono: Read your label too. But i agree.
    :weightlifter: 16>15
     
  7. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    safari is a newer systemic
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,957

    KPM

    The type of soil you have will make a BIG difference in your residual life as well as the climate. In Ohio Hard pan Imidacloprid should work well for you. Sandy Soil it will not, Faster growing Climates it will not last either. Therefor it must be applied more often in those conditions.
     
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,957


    Brain

    Safari is also a different formulation and has better absorption foliar by the plant when applied by Spray. It is also up taken by the roots very well. Liquid Merit is best applied as a drench.
     
  10. brookviewlawncare

    brookviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    we have root feed with merit and fert for 3 years now and works great
     

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