Arborjet announced that the company’s trunk injection products, TREE-äge Insecticide* and PHOSPHO-jet fungicide, have received registration from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) and are now labeled for use in the state.
Now arborists, landscapers and city officials in California can use TREE-äge to protect their urban forests against invasive pests. TREE-äge is applied through the Arborjet injection system in which the formulation is sealed inside the tree. Injecting TREE-äge directly into the tree’s vascular system not only provides protection quickly, but is also highly effective in controlling insects that feed under the bark. Unlike many other treatments, TREE-äge provides up to two years of control for insects like Emerald Ash Borer and Mountain Pine Beetle. Also, in keeping with Arborjet’s commitment to research and development, the effectiveness of TREE-äge to control these insects is well supported by several years of independent research.
A partial list of the insect species covered by the California registration for TREE-äge includes: Flat-headed Borers, Western Spruce Budworm, Western Pine Beetle, Pinewood Nematode, Pine Coneworm, Pine Cone Seed Bug, Tent Caterpillars, Bagworm, Fall Webworm, Mimosa Webworm, and Oak Worm.
PHOSPHO-jet, a systemic fungicide, is also now labeled for use in California and helps suppress various plant diseases like Sudden Oak Death, anthracnose, Phytophthora, black spot, scab, fire blight in apple, root rot in avocado and citrus, canker blight and many others. PHOSPHO-jet inhibits fungal cells while eliciting a plant health response from the tree.
PHOSPHO-jet promotes stronger, healthier tree cells, root development, and triggers the tree’s natural defense mechanisms to make it more resistant to infection and better able to recover.
“The label approval of TREE-äge and PHOSPHO-jet offers a change for the better in the forest management practices of California,” said Russ Davis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Arborjet. “It’s great news for landscapers, arborists and municipalities in the state, who will have other options to help control many highly invasive insects and a different product to suppress plant diseases. Also, sealing the product inside the tree limits environmental exposure at the time of injection.”
To learn more, and for a full list of insect species covered and states where TREE-äge and PHOSPHO-jet are registered, please visit: http://www.arborjet.com.