Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Jason from Cleveland, Oh
    05/20/2018
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    How much Safari 20SG do I use for EAB treatment?
    Hi, I’m trying to figure the correct amount of Safari granules to add to one gallon of water to use in my garden sprayer. I am treating 6 smaller ash trees approx. 7-8” diameter each. Thank you.
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    You can use Safari 20SG as either a soil drench around the base of the trees or as a basal trunk treatment. If you are using a 1 gallon sprayer, then it sounds like you are wanting to do a basal trunk treatment. You would use 12 – 24 oz per gallon of water.  Depending on bark type and thickness, one gallon of spray solution will typically cover 65-85” of cumulative trunk diameter. 

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  • Asked by E from Baton Rouge
    04/02/2018
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    What is the shelf life of Safari 20SG after the bottle is opened?
    Am considering getting the large size but it may take me a while to get through it. I am talking about how long it lasts unmixed, just in the bottle. THANKS
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    Safari 20SG should be stable on the shelf at least 3 years if stored in a dry, temperate environment out of direct sunlight.

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  • Asked by Susan from Mills River. Nc
    05/09/2019
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    Is it really necessary to use mixed Safari within 24 hours of mixing?
    I read in one of your answers that the solution must be used within 24 hours, but I do not see that on the label. Can you confirm?
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    Although most manufacturers do not print a time limit for using mixed product on the label, the general rule of thumb is to use or discard insecticides (including Safari) within 24 hours.  This is because the active ingredient can start to break down after that time and cause the solution to become less effective.  Some insecticides also can damage sprayer parts if left for long periods of time.  

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  • Asked by Mose from Pembroke
    11/15/2017
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    How long will it take to see results after an application of Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran?
    Hopefully this should be pretty easily answered... I had a small amount of scale and a very small amount of mealybugs on my succulents and orchids. I've already separated and sprayed with the correct dosage of Safari, so how long until I may see results?? Thanks!!
    A

    After applying Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran, you will generally see results within 1-2 weeks depending on how severe the disease is/was.

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  • Asked by Earl from /
    08/25/2013
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    Will Safari 20SG be effective on infested trees with pine bark beetles or used for prevention only?
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    Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide is not specifically labeled for pine bark beetles. The biggest key with this insect is timing to ensure the infestation doesn't get out of hand. Once the tree is infested there isnt much you can do other than chop down the tree and burn it to try and prevent the current live ones from getting into any neighboring trees.
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  • Asked by Wayne from Hamburg
    02/13/2020
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    Use of a penetrant
    this is one of the products Penn State Extension spotted lanternfly website recemmonds as a systemic/contact spray. For the bark spray does the solution need a penetrant such as Pentra-Bark to be effective in entering the tree.
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    Per the product label, you can mix Safari 20SG with a surfactant, but it may not be very helpful for woolly adelgids for example since they are mostly controlled by ingesting the active ingredient rather than by contact: Tank mixing with a surfactant may improve control of pests such as whitefly, mealybug and scale. Confirm plant safety of tank mix in small area before using on a commercial scale.

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  • Asked by Edge from Central , Nj
    05/08/2015
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    Can Safari 20SG be used to treat bronze birch borer in birch tees?
    I have a white birch with borer holes on the trunk and foliage thinning on the top 1/3 of the canopy. What is the best method to apply? How does the effectiveness compare to other systemic insecticides?
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    Safari 20SG  is not labeled to treat Bornze Birch Borer. Bronze Birch Borer can be difficult to treat. You can try Merit 75.You will dilute the 1.6 oz pack in at least 10 gallons of water and pour the dilution around the base of the tree. You will need to use 1.6 oz (1 packet) MERIT 75 WSP per 24 to 48 inches of trunk diameter.
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  • Asked by Mary from Los Angeles, Ca
    09/12/2019
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    Can Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran be used as a basal bark spray to treat Magnolia scale?
    My magnolia is infested with scale. I’ve used imidocloprid twice but read that soft scale don’t feed deeply enough for that to work well. Just wondering the best product to save this poor tree from scale.
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    Yes Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran can be used as a basal bark treatment for certain soft scale insects. According to page 13 of the product label: 12-24 oz per gallon Depending on bark type and thickness, one gallon of spray solution will typically cover 65-85” of cumulative trunk diameter (1.5-2.0 fl oz per inch of trunk diameter) when applied to trunk between soil surface and 4-5 feet above soil surface.

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  • Asked by Gary from Fort Myers Beach Fl
    02/11/2013
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    Can Safari 20SG be used as a basal spray on palm trees for white fly?
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    Safari is listed to be used in a basal system to control whiteflies on palms. Please read the product label for complete usage instructions.
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  • Asked by Mark from Florida
    05/25/2013
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    Treatment for Benjamin and Spiraling Whitefly
    Safari 20SG is labeled for whitefly. If it isn't too much trouble, I have 3 questions pertaining to this product as I have both Spiraling and Benjamin whitefly: 1) the spiraling whitefly is so much LARGER than other whitefly varieties, should the dosage be adjusted for a larger bodied insect? 2) looking at the label directions for trees/large hedges on their site (link below), soil drench instructions indicate by grams or ounces but do not indicate the amount of "finished solution" to be applied as they do for containers. Are the directions provided meant as grams/ounces per 100 gallons which would require a finished product equivalent like their potted plants or is this application rate per tree? 3) is it preferable to use trunk diameter or hedge height since hedges are merely shaped trees and could potentially have a larger trunk than would be supported by the height of the hedge? This information would be helpful in determining the amount I will need to purchase. LINK: http://www.valenttrainingmodules.com/safari/index.cfm?page=15 Many thanks in advance for your assistance with this! Please feel free to edit as necessary if you choose to place on the Q&A section of the Safari website. Mark
    A
    Safari is a fairly complicated product to use and we want to make sure you are getting the correct usage information so we are recommending that you contact Valent directly. You can reach Valent by calling 800-682-6368.
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  • Asked by Jacob from Stockton, Ca
    02/26/2018
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    What is the Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran rate for rose plants soil drench?
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    Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran would be applied at the rate 1.25 - 2.5 level teaspoons) per foot of height when applying as a soil drench.  Mix required dose in water and uniformly apply to soil around base of shrub or tree. Pull back mulch before drenching. Apply 1 - 4 pints of drench solution per foot of height (shrubs).

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  • Asked by Dean from Terre Haute, Indiana
    03/30/2017
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    How should I mix Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran so spray for aphids and whiteflies in annuals in hanging baskets?
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    You will need 1 tsp. of Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticde with Dinotefuran per gallon of water to treat for aphids and whitefiles.  However, this product is not labeled for use on residential house plants.  If you have residential outdoor house plants, you would can use a product like Dominion 2L . You would use 0.45 mL per gallon of water for a foliar spray. You can also use Bonide Systemic Granules Insect Control, which is labeled for all houseplants, both indoors and outdoors. You will need to use 2.5 tbsp. per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Tom from Newport, Va
    04/02/2017
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    How many ounces in the Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran 3 lb jug?
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    The 3-lb. jug of Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran contains 48 ounces of product. 

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  • Asked by Jim from Fort Myers, Fl
    08/05/2015
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    How much Safari 20SG do I mix to treat very large ficus hedges (or trees) that are approximately 40 feet tall?
    We have very mature shrubs and trees all throughout the property. We use a 300 gal. spray tank when treating large areas. I would like the foliar and soil drench ratios.
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    Safari 20SG is mixed at 1.0 tsp per gallon of water to cover 200 sq ft. for a foliar spray application for most treatments. Safari is a fairly complicated product to use, and we want to make sure you are getting the correct usage information, so we are recommending that you contact Valent directly. You can reach Valent by calling 800-682-6368. You will need to also provide the targeting insect as well. Please review the product label for complete directions.

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  • Asked by Irvin from Loveland, Co
    10/12/2013
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    You answer about pine bark beetles is in error and should be clarified
    Pine bark beetles are longhorned beetles (genus Dendroctonus) whose larvae are round-headed borers, both of which are listed on the label. Same for imidacloprid. This is not to say that either product is 100 percent effective because infestations of flat-headed borers are difficult to treat after they reach the heartwood. But adults must chew their way in and out through sapwood where they are susceptible.
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    Thank you for your feedback. Our answer comes as a result of much research and speaking to industry experts and field researchers. Pine bark beetles have been shown time and again through univeristy field testing that they are not controlled by systemic insecticides such as dinotefuran and imidacloprid. In this case we do stand by our original answer. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Todd from Kingsland
    11/28/2017
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    Is Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran safe for orchids?
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    Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran is not labeled for application to orchids.

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  • Asked by Jill from Ohio
    03/05/2019
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    How long would it take for Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran to be out of a plants system after doing a soil drench?
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    Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran will typically last between 6 months to 1 year. Please keep in mind that there are many variables that can influence how long a systemic is still active in the target plant such as soil condition, rainfall, and health of the plant.

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  • Asked by Josh from Billings
    03/08/2017
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    Can Safari 20SG be applied to prevent an infestation of pine bark beetles?
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    Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide is not specifically labeled for pine bark beetles. We normally recommend using a synthetic pyrethroid like Talstar or Permethrin SFR.  The biggest key with this insect is timing to ensure the infestation doesn't get out of hand.  Once a tree is fully infested there isn't much you can do other than chop down the tree and burn it to try and prevent infestation of any neighboring trees. 

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  • Asked by Mrs from Navarre, Fl
    09/23/2016
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    What is the best method to apply Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran to Sago Palms that are infested with scale?
    It is September in Florida, what is the best time of day to apply?
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    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.

    For Armored and Soft Scale and treatment of small areas: Mix 1/2 - 1.0 tsp per gallon. You will want to apply this product when wind drifts are minimal.

    Make first application just before pest populations reach an economic threshold. If necessary, make a second application after 14 - 21 days. Tank mixing with a surfactant may improve control of pests such as whitefly, mealybug and scale. Confirm plant safety of tank mix in small area before using on a commercial scale.

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  • Asked by P from W Ky
    04/02/2018
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    What is the best method to apply Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran for woolly aphids on hackberry trees?
    It appears that "1.5 - 2.0 fl. oz. of product per inch of the trunk diameter, mixed in at least 5-10 gallons of water" may be suggested. Would better results be obtained by injecting around the base of the tree, or injecting into the tree? I have a D30 pump and tanks.
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    Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran is not labeled to be used on anything edible. Please inform if you are not consuming berries or not for an alternate recommendation or application rate. Thank you!

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