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John from Edgerton, Wi writes

Can I trunk spray Venom for EAB?

I have numerous large ash trees on an acre lot in southern Wisconsin with trunk diameters of greater than 60". I am looking for a simpler less expensive method to prevent damage by EAB than soil soak or trunk injection. Safari advertises trunk spray and uses the same active ingredient. (Dinotefuran)

Answer:

Venom is labeled for specific crops only and is not labeled for spraying trees or for emerald ash borers. We cannot recommend using Venom for any type of off labeled uses even though it shares the same active ingredient as another product that is labeled for your intended use. We would still recommend using Safari or an imidacloprid product such as Adonis to help prevent Emerald Ash Borers from infesting your trees.

Answer last updated on: 01/30/2012

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