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Mitchell from Bradenton writes

Will Safari 20 SG Systemic Insecticde with Dinotefuran kill Palm Leaf Skeletonizer on a infected Reclinata Palm?

If so which method of application do you recommend most effective? FYI: I have tried Imidacloprid root drench multiple times without any success.


Unfortunately, there isn't much research out there done on this type of issue with palm trees, and Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran is not labeled to treat for skeletizer. They are considered leafminers, and it is labeled to treat for that. If an imidacloprid product did not work you could certainly try the Safari to see if it might however, we can't guarantee the results. All that we have read states to cut back the leaves, but nothing regarding an active ingredient that truly combats this issue. You can learn more about this pest here. We recommend contacting your local extension for assistance treating this pest.

Answer last updated on: 03/22/2017

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