Tree Injections

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by EDL, Mar 11, 2000.

  1. EDL

    EDL LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 110

    I was looking into doing tree injections this year, very few arborists or landscapers do this in my area. I hold a pest. license in turf, would i have to take another exam for trees. Does anybody know where I can get info for dealers for injections. I live in Mass. Thanks for the help
     
  2. Foster

    Foster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    EDL, I'm from SD. I'm not sure, but I am assuming that Mass. will have a seperate category for trees. Just check with an extension agent or wherever you got your turf pest app. (I'm sure you've already checked that out) As far as products go, I like the tree tech products. They are much easier to use than Mauget - in my opinion - I looked into the wedgle but the price for the injector and the chemicals looked high. If anybody uses the wedgle, I would be interested in hearing how they like it. foster
     
  3. Foster

    Foster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    EDL, I'm from SD. I'm not sure, but I am assuming that Mass. will have a seperate category for trees. Just check with an extension agent or wherever you got your turf pest app. (I'm sure you've already checked that out) As far as products go, I like the tree tech products. They are much easier to use than Mauget - in my opinion - I looked into the wedgle but the price for the injector and the chemicals looked high. If anybody uses the wedgle, I would be interested in hearing how they like it. foster
     
  4. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    Foster,

    Have you used the Tree Tech product Snippier? It is the gum tree deflowering agent. If you have used it how well does it work and would you recommend it? Also I would assume it is only good for 1 season. What are your thoughts?:confused:
     
  5. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

    EDL, I'm in MA
    An applicators (core) license is ok as long as your not using restricted products. If you are, then yes, you will need to be certified in catagory 36 (ornamentals and shade trees)
     
  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    In the state of Kansas you have to take a seperate test to spray shrubs and trees. It's a seperate sub-category in the same category as "turf pest control". Even though you have to take a seperate exam, you don't have to pay any extra fees. Your state could be different.

    MATT
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,946

    Mauget tree injection

    In Florida when I took the cert course for tree injection you had to have a L&O license to inject pesticides but not fertilizer. Most trees grow slow therefore response is slow. Tree injection has its place. Response is much faster. I have saved many trees with tree injection.

    There are two popular forms Micro and Macro. The above website is for Micro injection system and I would recommend it. I have also used these products on Shrubs by injecting with a needle. ( for those Four Eyed members who are not of the Secular world that is a "Rig with a fit" in Street talk) :D

    Bottom line is Injection can help stressed plants, but is not Good for everyday use.
     

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