Arena 0.25 G Insecticide is for use on landscape ornamentals, interior plantscapes and non-bearing fruit trees (including apple and pear) and nut trees (in landscapes). Arena 0.25 G Insecticide should be applied when threshold populations are observed. Do not wait until large insect populations have been established. Apply to established plants. For control of pests on established plants, irrigate the treated area thoroughly. Choose lower rates for light infestations and/or smaller plants and higher rates for heavy infestations and/or larger plants.
Arena 0.25 G Insecticide is a systemic and soil active insecticide when applied to the soil.
Residential Landscapes and In-ground Plants: For flower beds, broadcast Arena 0.25 G Insecticide evenly over the top of plants. For treatment of individual shrubs or trees, broadcast Arena 0.25 G Insecticide evenly on soil around base of plant within 18 inches of the trunk. Pull back mulch prior to application if mulch is more than 1 inch thick. Irrigate after application with enough water to dissolve granules and move product into root zone.
Purchased the product rather then the liquid Bayer Tree Care. Bayer liquid is too expensive in comparison to this product. Arena is very small granular pellets and is easily applied then watered in to prevent any visible product. We have small dogs and I was worried about them getting into the product after application. Product has been effective at continued protection against the South Florida recent white fly infestation. I will continue to use for a few years to come as all of the Keys in Florida are highly infested. Trying to get all your neighbors to treat this pest is almost impossible so I recommend it as a way to protect your plants for extended time.
Had a serious recurring problem with armyworms in my zoysia lawn. Tried multiple insect control formulations available in the box stores over a period of many weeks with no success. This Arena product was recommended to me. I purchased from DoMyOwnPest Control and the product arrived in 2 days. After the initial application the moths were completely eliminated in about 5 days. My lawn now looks great. I plan to alternate this product and a Arena biological control to obtain sustained results. Very effective!
Although I was recommended by lawn man to use this product found the safety information excellent, but the application usage by a amateur was lacking professional advice was very good, it took a long phone call to find the setting on a Scotts spreader was not well known by staff but hopefully on there advice await the performance results
Excellent product---it stops those cinch bugs from infesting my lawn. I noticed that my Tree and Schrub service also uses Arena .25!!!! A good reference from a reputable vendor. I DIY my lawn maintenance, but use a service for my tree and schrub
I have approx. 30,000 sq.ft. of lawn and a MAJOR chinch bug problem. Can I use a Scott's Edge Guard Deluxe Broadcast Spreader? If yes, what setting (2-15)? How many 30 lb. bags do I need for the first round, and how many bags will I need for the second round 30 days later?
Also, when is the best time of year to do these applications?
You will need roughly 60-80 lbs of Arena .25 Granules per year for your property. You can apply half now and the other half later. You can use whatever spreader you choose and you will need to check with the manufacturer to understand how to calibrate the spreader as every model is different. You should start applying Arena .25 Granules just before the chinch bugs become active in your region. Most people are able to recall what month they have noticed damage in the past and they start making application a couple of weeks before that. For more specific timing you should call your local cooperative extension office as they will be able to narrow down the timing in your area.
Can you collaborate with the major manufacturers of the spreaders to determine the proper settings?
What is the setting on X spreader? All the answers below say to refer to the manufacturer of the spreader. Asking Scotts does no good as they say Arena is not their product so they don't know the variables to determine what the setting would be. It would be more helpful to your customers to buy a few of the most popular spreaders and find out what the settings should be. There is an obvious need for that information that the manufacturers seem unable to help with.
We spoke with the manufacturer, Valent USA Corp on the proper settings using a Scotts Spreader using Arena .25 Granules. You will want to set the speader setting at "I" or "J" to give you 80lb-100lb of product per acre depending on the pests you are treating. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
How often must one apply Arena .25 Granules against whitefly for ficus in Miami area?
Arena Granules should be applied early in the shrubs annual growing cycle, so you will generally treat once a year. Treatment may be repeated as long as you do not exceed the maximum rate of 160 lbs per acre per season. Be sure to follow all the product label directions for best results.