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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rlclawnguy, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Rlclawnguy

    Rlclawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    In our area we have seen a huge population of insects in our trees and landscapes. Our biggest client with over acres with a ton of trees has many of the trees such as lindens and crabapples completely skeletonized and/or defoliated. We have been spraying Scimitar CS for a week there and seems to be working real good. Has anyone else been seeing this and if so has anyone been using any sort of injection product to correct this problem. In our area, you need to notify the neighbors 48 hrs in advance to do these types of apps. Not to mention, us having to deal with misting. With the 48hr. notice law it slows us down when we are trying to get control of a bad situation quickly. Any suggestions?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,708

    Do you mean Japanese beetles? I have heard that you will have to spray about once a week for four weeks and mainly lindens and susceptible plants, only.

    Next year you might want to try Merit 75w as a soil drench around the base of the tree. Trunk injections are better yet. You have to start a month or two in advance to allow time for the insecticide to translocate up into the sap stream and arrive at the leaves.

    Also treat the grounds for grubs in July--as it will prevent the grubs for next year--and then you only have to worry about the beetles that fly in from nearby properties.

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