Once Ferti-lome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench is applied it moves down through the soil, where it is absorbed by the roots of the plant or tree. Once absorbed, it moves up through the tree or shrub providing year-long insect protection. Ferti-lome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench even moves into new growth after application, thus protecting it, too. Use Ferti-lome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench as part of an overall tree and shrub health care program before problems start.
This is the best product available!! I have tried most of the others and the only thing that worked was this because it is absorbed into the root system. No messy sprays, only once a year application and my crepe myrtles look AMAZING. No more aphids, mildew or yellow dying leaves. Thank you! I will definitely buy a case next year and EVERY year after!!
I had arborvitae and Norway spruces dying from spider mites. I originally paid a nursery $165 to have them sprayed. They perked up but after a few months I noticed the needles graying and browning again. A friend told me about this and I now wish I had discovered this product first. I put some around my neighbor's white pine that had browning needles and a month later, this perked up remarkably. I am now using it on all my evergreens.
I ordered two cases of this product in the gallon size for use in controlling the emerald ash borer and applied it in late Winter/early Spring. Currently, the affected trees are showing healthy new growth and the adults were driven from the trees and expiring all round the property as the product traveled up the trees. The directions for use are spot on, though I modified the application a bit by using a gallon more water to insure that the product penetrated the soil quickly since the ground was still quite cold and Spring rains still lay ahead. This strategy was rewarded. If you need an excellent product for the EMB, this is one and I found it is also the most economical. In today's business climate, I can only hope that the manufacturer maintains the quality of their product. They have a winner!
i like the product but your prices are getting to high so i will buy some where else.
We hope that you are aware that we do have an Internet Low Price Guarantee, so that if you do ever find a product for a lower price (including any shipping/handling costs), then we are happy to match or beat the price. The prices on our site always include Free Shipping in the lower 48 States.
We do also sell a variety of other products with the same active ingredient, imidacloprid, which may be appropriate for your applications. If you are just treating ornamental plants, then you can use Adonis 2F, which is very economical because of the lower use rates: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/adonis-2f-insecticidetermiticide-p-1758.html.
Feel free to reply to this email or call us at 866-581-7378 M-F 9a-5p EST with any questions regarding your treatment or other product options.
Do you have a systemic insecticide that can be used on Pecan trees for boring beetles?
Boring beetles are infesting pecan and other trees in the Southeast. I would like to find a poison to inject into the ground around the tree drip line, so the roots would absorb it and take it up through the limb cambian layer and kill the borer larva. I believe the Imidacloprid will do the job. Websites in Texas advertise a service to do this, but they are secretive about the product. I do have an applicator's permit.
What is the shelf life of Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench?
You can expect properly stored bottles of the Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench to last for at least 3 years on the shelf. Proper storage includes keeping the product out of direct sunlight and out of extreme temperatures where over heating or freezing could occur.
Fertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench is applied as a soil drench so that it moves down through the soil, where it is absorbed by the roots of the plant or tree, not as a foliar spray. When using Fertilome Tree and Shrub you should treat mid-fall and again in the spring with a a soil drench. You may need to moisten the ground prior to the treatment, use the higher volume of water as recommended on the label and keep the soil moist for the following 14 days after the treatment to encourage the tree to trans-locate the product.
It's first of August. Ok to treat for Emerald ash borer now?
I have your fertilome tree and shrub drench which I plan on using for my green ash trees to prevent emerald ash borer problems.
1) It is the 1st of August and we are in a drought. Is now a good time to apply? If not when should I apply?
2) I noticed that you no longer recommend Fertilome drench for emerald ash borer. Is that correct?
When using Fertilome Tree and Shrub you should treat mid-fall and again in the spring with a a soil drench. You may need to moisten the ground prior to the treatment, use the higher volume of water as recommended on the label and keep the soil moist for the following 14 days after the treatment to encourage the tree to trans-locate the product. We are not sure where you saw that we do not recommend Fertilome drench for EAB but we think it is a fine product for this pest.