Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran

4.5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews | 102 Q&A

Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.3

9 Reviews | 102 Q&A

Product Overview

Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran is a super-systemic insecticide with quick uptake and knockdown, and controls a broad spectrum of ferocious and invasive pests, including Q- and B-biotype whitefly, hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer, mealybug, leafminer, fungus gnat, black vine weevil, glassy-winged sharpshooter, armored and soft scale and lacebugs some of the most costly pests that affect high value greenhouse and nursery crops such as poinsettia and hibiscus, as well as trees, shrubs and herbaceous ornamentals in the lawn and landscape market.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Dinotefuran 20%
Target pests: Adelgids, Aphids, Flatheaded Appletree Borer, Sharpshooters, Lace-bugs, Leaf Beetles, Leaf-hoppers, Leaf-miners, Mealybugs, Psyllids, Root Weevils, Round-headed Borers, Scales (Armored & Soft), Thrips (suppression), White-flies, White Grubs
* See label for complete list
For use in: Commercial: Greenhouses, Nurseries, Inter-Plantscapes & Outdoor Landscaping Only
Foliar & Systemic Insect Control in Ornamental Plants & Vegetable Transplants
Application: 4 - 8 oz. per 100 gallons of water for Spraying
12 - 24 oz. per 100 gallons of water for Drench
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on label
Formulation: Professional Product
Group 4A Insecticide
NOT FOR SALE TO: CT, MA, MD, NY, PR
Shipping Weight: 0.92 lbs
Manufactured By: Valent Usa Corp

Details

Application to Ornamental Plants:

  • Safari 20 SG Insecticide can be applied as a foliar spray, a broadcast spray, a soil drench, soil injection and via chemigation for insect control in ornamental plants in greenhouses, nurseries, outdoor landscapes and interior plantscapes.
  • Safari 20 SG Insecticide is a systemic product and will be taken up by the root system and translocated upward throughout the plant. When applied as a foliar spray, the product offers translaminar and locally systemic control of foliar pests.
  • When applied to the soil, Safari 20 SG Insecticide will be translocated more quickly in herbaceous plants than in woody shrubs and trees. Speed of insect control will range from as little as one day for small herbaceous plants in containers, to several weeks in large trees growing in the landscape.

Application to Vegetable Transplants:

  • Safari 20 SG Insecticide can be applied as a foliar spray or a broadcast spray for insect control in vegetable transplants.

Applications to Ornamental Plants, and Vegetable Transplants:

Safari 20 SG Insecticide can be applied using many different types of application equipment. Apply in sufficient water to ensure good coverage of ornamental plants. Tank mixing with a surfactant will produce better coverage when making applications to plants with hard to wet foliage such as holly or pine. If concentrate or mist type spray equipment is used, apply the same amount of Safari 20SG on the sprayed area as would be used in a dilute solution. To assure optimum effectiveness, Safari 20SG must be placed where the growing portion of the target plant can absorb the active ingredient. Applications can be made to foliage or as a soil drench.

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  • 1 of 5 Stars

    White flies on coconut trees

    By Doug on 04/27/2013

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    I followed directions and applied four times over a three week period. It didn't have any effect on white flies on coconut trees in SW Florida. I used Dominion 2L and it worked with one treatment in three weeks. Only cost $75 for three bottles to do 20 trees. Spent over $500 on Safari. Very disapointed. DMOPC was excellent to deal with on both products.

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    18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Safari

    By Anonymous on 07/30/2013

    Worked great on my Sago Palm Scale and the scale on my crotons.

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    17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Safari 20SG

    By Jeff on 05/28/2014

    I bought two 3 pound bottles to tree my hemlock trees in Fannin County, GA. I recommend that you find a clean container to hold your water and this chemical. Mix thoroughly in it first and then transfer to your sprayer.

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    10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Safari keeps the scale off of our Sago Palm

    By David on 06/04/2014

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    We noticed that our Sago Palm had terrible problems with scale last year. I read that the University of Florida recommended Safari to rid Sago palm's of scale. I apply it to the soil around our palm in May and September. It has worked well and our palm tree is again looking good. The price found here was the best that I could find and their delivery is quite prompt.

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    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great product! Directions for use on palms would be helpful

    By Cheryl on 09/05/2016

    We just got around to using this product a few weeks ago. We used it to treat our sago palms for Cycad Aulacaspis scale. This product was what our County Extension recommended. There were no specific directions for what amount to use for sago palms, so we guessed at what strength to try. We used one teaspoon per gallon of water and used a hand pump sprayer to apply it. Within just a few days we noticed a big improvement in our palms. The scale became powdery and fell off when brushed, so we used a garden hose on high pressure to blast a lot of it off. We followed up the initial treatment with Safari a couple of weeks later, and the scale is nearly all gone from the palms now. We will treat a third time in a few more weeks, and I fully expect the Safari to eradicate the scale after that.

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Questions & Answers

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Q
There does not seem to be any instructions for use of Safari as a basal truck spray. ie. Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
A
Safari can be applied as a basal trunk spray.  It is part of a supplemental label that is distributed by the manufacturer separately.  Here is a link to an application video with Safari from the manufacturer you should watch: http://www.valent.com/professional/products/safari/video.cfm

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We plan on using this product on our ash tree for ash borer. When is good time to apply?
A
You  can apply the Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran at any time as long as the ground is not frozen or when the plant is dormant. If you are already seeing activity then you can apply right away.

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What is the half-life of this product with respect to the level of water PH when mixed?

We are trying to see how long it takes the product to start to degrade and lose its effectiveness.

A
If kep out of the heat Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran will last between 3-5 years. The mixed solution needs to be used within 24 hours of mixing.

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Q
Will Safari 20SG kill carpenter worms?

I'm arborist and own a tree service; I've come across a Red Oak that has a number of problems, besides the borers for which I recommended a systemic insecticide {safari or Bayer landscape} , the tree also has misltoe, Hypoxylon canker which are being removed if the damage is to great. However the other day I found a couple carpenterworms in the tree and am concerned that there is a bigger infestation in the tree and was concerned that the systemic insecticides would not affect the carpenterworm.

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Safari is not labeled for carpenter worm control and would likely only help provide control of the insects if they are sprayed directly before they bored beneath the bark. Systemic insecticides in general will not work for this pest because they live just beneath the bark. Unfortunately control is usually limited to only mechanical control by probing the tunnels with a wire to kill pupa, larva and eggs and then sealing the holes or destroying heavily infested trees.

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Will Safari kill white flies and aphids in an orchids greenhouse?

How many times do I have to spray, and what is the application per gallon of water for misting system set 1:100? Is a 3lb size in liquid or solids??

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Yes, Safari is labeled for white flies and aphids in a greenhouse. You would spray once and if it is necessary to do a second application, it should be done 14-21 days after the inital one. The application is 1:100. It is a water soluble granule.

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