TriStar 8.5 SL is the longest lasting residual foliar spray available controlling insects for 4 to 6 weeks. TriStar 8.5 SL has mulitple ways to work on contact, systemically, and through translaminar activity to control a wide variety of insects including aphids, leaf-eating beetles (Japanese beetle), caterpillars, leaf miners, scales (soft and hard), mealy bugs, whiteflies, and thrips.
The EPA has classified TriStar 8.5 SL as a reduced risk insecticide providing for greater worker safety with a 12 hour re-entry interval for greenhouses and nurseries; and re-entry into commercial or residential areas when the application has dried. TriStar 8.5 SL also works well with miticides and fungicides.
Supplemental labeling for use on greenhouse grown tomatoes.
Adelgids, Aphid, Beetles, Caterpillars, Crane Fly Larvae, Fungus Gnat Larvae, Leaf-hoppers, Mealy Bugs, Plant Bugs, Psyllids, Sawfly, Scale (hard and soft), Swede Midge, Tentiform Leaf Miner, Thrips, Weevils, White-flies and others * See label for complete list
For use in:
Commercial & Residential Indoors & Outdoors: Ornamental & Flowering Plants Grown Outdoors & Greenhouses, Shadehouses & Lathhouses
Bedding Plants, Flowers, Potted Flowering Plants, Ornamental Trees, Vegetable Transplants, Non-bearing Fruit & Nut Trees * Do NOT Apply to Bearing Fruit & Nut Trees * See label for complete list
FOR USE ON ORNAMENTAL PLANTS, FLOWERING PLANTS, AND VEGETABLE TRANSPLANTS GROWN OUTDOORS AND IN GREENHOUSES, SHADEHOUSES AND LATHHOUSES: bedding plants, flowers grown for cuttings,foliage plants, potted flowering plants, ornamental trees, listed vegetable transplants and non-bearing fruit and nut trees (Non-bearing crops are perennial crops that will not produce a harvestable raw agricultural commodity during the season of application).
Do not apply to bearing fruit and nut trees.
For control of insect pests, apply either as foliar broadcast spray to obtain thorough and uniform spray coverage of the plants or via a basal bark or injection treatment. For foliar broadcast sprays, choose a finished spray volume appropriate for the size of the plants and amount of foliage which will provide thorough coverage throughout the canopy. For optimum control, allow at least 6 hours before overhead irrigation of foliage. Do not allow public use of treated area during application.
The longest lasting foliar spray residual on the market today.
What is the application rate for mealy bugs on orchids when using TriStar?
I have a stubborn mealy bug infestation on my small collection of orchids. How much should I use if I use a gallon sprayer? Can that amount be measured accurately with the measuring spout? Should I repeat the application, and if so, after what period of time?
When treating for mealy bugs with the TriStar you will use 7.5 ml (0.25oz, 1.5 tsp) per 3 gallons of water for effective control. The Tristar bottle will measure as low as 5 ml in the built in measuring reservoir. It is suggested that you mix a surfactant with the TriStar when treating for mealybugs for better control. You can use the Non-Ionic surfactant we carry at the rate of 1-2 teaspoons per gallon of water. Do not make more than 4 applications per year. Do not reapply more than once every 7 days. To determine if application is necessary, monitor pest densities.
In preventing thrips in a greenhouse, would TriStar 8.5 SL be best used as a spray or drench?
TriStar 8.5 SL has mulitple modes of action, on contact, systemically, and through translaminar activity to control a wide variety of insects including thrips. The best treatment method would be to use a foliar spray. The label states that there should not be a soil drench application with the product.
I'm trying to get rid of root aphids and fungus gnat larvae in potted plants. How much TriStar 8.5 SL should I use?
Would it still kill the aphids and gnat larvae in the pot if applied as a foliar spray? What rate do I use for foliar spraying?
Per the TriStar 8.5 SL instructions on the product label:For Aphids, use 0.04 per gallon of water. Apply as a full coverage foliar spray with a nonionic spreader-sticker adjuvant. When mixing with surfactant treat a small area first to make sure the surfactant does not cause phytotoxicity. For Fungus gnat larvae, use 0.085 to 0.165 fl oz per gallon, ase the higher rate when insect pressure is high. Apply as a directed spray to thoroughly wet the upper 1/2 to 1 inch of soil media.