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.
Safari 20SG should be stable on the shelf at least 3 years if stored in a dry, temperate environment out of direct sunlight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The 3-lb. jug of Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran contains 48 ounces of product.
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.
Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran is not labeled for application to orchids.
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.
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.
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.
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!