Lets Talk Aphids

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Dreams, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 593

    Whats your favorite recipe for these suckers. I like orthene (1 Lb In 100 Gals), but it's hard to mix up small amounts and it stanks. Talstar aids in their fertility, I know. What works for you? Tempo?

  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I use Dursban. I bought enough a couple of years ago to last for about 2 more seasons.
  3. airtractrdrivr

    airtractrdrivr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Orthene is hard to beat on any sucking insects like aphids, scale, etc., as long as you (and your customers) can deal with that smell.
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793


    Botanical Pesticides:(Nonsynthetic Pesticides),or Natural

    It is not an insecticide but in face a soap like
    product which works by suffocating aphids. Though it
    will work rapidly, Insecticidal Soap does not provide
    any type of residual and will have to be applied
    over and over throughout the growing season.

    Synthetic Pesticides ( made in chemical labs.)

    Deltamethrin Dust
    will work quickly, leave a white visible dust where
    applied and will last several weeks when applied properly.
    It can be used on anything none edible and won't hurt
    any plant - one of the key features of any dust.

    PERMETHRIN DUST to treat them. Permethrin Dust
    is just as effective but it won't last nearly as long.
    Most applications will break down in a few days which
    makes the product good to use when treating plants which
    are growing crops that will be consumed in a short time

    CYFLUTHRIN. This will provide a quick
    knockdown of existing aphids, last 2-4 weeks per application
    and will go a long way. It too is odorless, won't hurt any
    plant and is easy to use.

    The strongest material to use for aphids is a product
    called BIFEN. This uses the latest generation of synthetic
    pyrethrin is which is very active on aphids and goes a long
    way as well. It will provide a quick knockdown, last
    a long time so you don't have to apply it frequently and
    will work on just about any problem pest on the plant.
  5. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 593

    What product has Bifen in it? Tempo's active ingredient is cyfluthrin...

    I like orthene. If my math is right I am thinking a tablespoon per two gallons of water would work for orthene....
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Talstar is the same as Bifen and is sold with the name Bifen .
  7. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    It's hard to beat Merit for sucking insects (aphids, white fly, adeldigs, scale, lacebug) and many chewers, like weevils, as well. Low toxicology numbers are comforting. It won't kill mites, either damaging or predators. Spray works fast and is systemic so you get good residual. Soil injection gives the longest control, up to a full season in most cases, but it acts slowly so you have to plan to treat way before a problem. Fall and winter are the best, at least in the Northwest. Neal
  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Amen, brother! Merit's the best!
  9. GregoryR

    GregoryR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    No on has mentioned Azatrol. It is the active in Neem oil. I have been trying it out at a nursury I do pest control for. So far, so good. I had been using Sprayoil415 with a fair amount of success. Also SuspendSC with Silicone Surfactant. The Azatrol is supposed to be:repellant, growth regulator, contact, anti-feedant. Sounds like a lot for one thing to do, but I can say it has lasted a little longer than the SuspendSC.
    Oh, it is quite expensive at 240.00/ga. I am using 32oz/100ga rate.

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