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Andy from Great Falls, Mt writes

I've got an ash tree that has had Ash Leaf Curl from aphids. My research has shown the best fix to be Acephate

One article in particular said "Since the aphids are hidden inside the curled leaf, contact insecticides will not work well. If you decide to use an insecticide, a systemic insecticide that is absorbed by the plant will work the best. There are some systemic insecticides that can be applied as a soil drench in the root zone, but it takes several weeks for the chemical to course from the roots to the leaves, so results may take a while. Remember to read and follow label directions on all pesticides!" So is there an orthene acephate that could be used as a soil drench and when should I drench it? Thanks for your time.


There is not an acephate based product that we carry that can be used as a soil drench.  The most popular products for soil drenches contain Imidacloprid such as the Dominion 2L and Adonis 2F.  We recommend contacting your local cooperative extension office to ask about insecticide timing for the pests in your region.

Answer last updated on: 03/05/2014

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