Retriever Insecticide is the newest direct-inject chemical product from ArborSystems for use in the Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Injection System. It will be on display at their exhibit (#821) during the International Society of Arboriculture International Conference and Trade Show.
“Arborists, urban foresters and tree care professionals can try hands-on demonstrations of our advanced tree technology system to see how chemicals are delivered fast and effectively without drilling damage and virtually no environmental exposure associated with foliage spray, soil injection or drenching,” said Chip Doolittle, president of ArborSystems in Omaha, Neb. “Our newest product, Retriever Insecticide, controls Aphids, Caterpillars, Scale, Japanese Beetles, Leaf Miners, Leafhoppers and other pests.”
Retriever Insecticide is available in 120 ml and 1,000 ml Quick-Connect Chemical Packs. It is for tree injection application to ornamental or non-bearing fruit and nut trees. Retriever contains the active ingredient Acetamiprid and is formulated to translocate in the tree’s vascular system when injected.
Pests controlled by Retriever include Adelgids, Adult leaf eating beetles (including European chafer, Japanese beetle and Oriental beetle), Aphids (including Cotton, Green, Peach, Melon and Wooly), Borers (including Flathead apple, but not Emerald ash or Asian longhorned beetles), Caterpillars (including Asian cycad scale, Cabbage looper, Diamondback moth, Fall army worm, Gypsy moth, Southern army worm and Tobacco bud worm), Citrus and other thrips (including Cotton, Palm and Western flower), Crane fly larvae, European pine sawfly, Fungus gnat larvae, Hard and soft scales (including Caribbean black, Cottony maple, Euonymus, Fletcher, Florida wax, Green shield, Indian wax, Oyster shell, Pine needle, San Jose and Tea), Hemlock wooly adelgids, Leaf miners (including Chrysanthemum and Citrus leaf), Leafhoppers (including Glassy wing sharpshooter and Potato), Mealybugs (including Citrus, Longtail, Maderia, Obscure and Pink hibiscus), Psyllids, Scale insects (including Azalea bark, Calico, Gloomy), Strawberry weevils, Swede midge, Tentiform leaf miner and Whiteflies (including Banded, Giant, Greenhouse, Silverleaf and Sweet potato).
The Wedgle is a no-drill tree treatment system — an easy, fast and tree-friendly way to treat almost any tree in five minutes or less. It is the only tree trunk injection application method that does not require a drilled hole. Also, there is no mixing in the field, waiting for uptake of chemicals, guarding during draining process or need for power, pumps or return trips by applicators.
ArborSystems chemicals are used with their Direct-Inject Tree Injection System as an injection into the flare or base of the tree to ensure even distribution through the tree’s vascular system. It places the chemical deep into the active areas where it can be easily absorbed. Chemicals are delivered fast and effectively at a known dose rate.
“Tree trunk injections are a tree-friendly way to treat trees and plants by tree, turf and ornamental specialists while increasing the number of trees treated per day using our system,” said Doolittle. “Children and pets are not exposed to chemical spray or open chemical containers and there is no need to cover outdoor toys, play equipment, pools, furniture or vehicles.”
ArborSystems’ chemical product line for pests, diseases and tree health includes Boxer Insecticide used for two-year control of Emerald Ash Borer and other insect and mite pests; Pointer Insecticide that treats Emerald Ash Borer, Hemlock Wooly Adelgids, White Flies, aphids and beetles; and Greyhound Insecticides which controls beetles, caterpillars, mites and nematodes (prevents Pine Wilt disease). Their systemic fungicide products include Shepherd Fungicide that treats Anthracnose, Diplodia Tip Blight, Dutch Elm disease, Crabapple disease, Oak Wilt disease and other conifer and leaf diseases and Whippet Fungicide that controls phytophthora spp. and Pythium diseases, Sudden Oak Death and Beech Decline. Their antibiotic line includes Terrier Antibiotic that treats Bacterial Leaf Scorch in Elm, Oak, Sycamore, Oleander and Sweet Gum trees; Fire Blight in Mountain Ash trees; Ash Yellows in Ash trees; and Phloem Necrosis in Elm trees (also called Elm Yellow) and Springer Antibiotic for seasonal suppression of lethal yellow disease in palms. Their plant growth regulator products consist of Mastiff which reduces tree growth up to 70% over three years including stem elongation and wood formation and Pinscher used on ornamental trees to reduce flowering and fruit/seeds production decreasing cleanup and turf maintenance problems without comprising tree health. Their micronutrients product line improves tree health, promotes leaf growth and relieves symptoms of iron chlorosis, manganese deficiency and drought and transplant stress. Their Quick-Connect Injection Tips are designed to treat all types of trees including hardwoods, conifers and palms.
ArborSystems provides a variety of tree injection systems and insecticides, fungicides, antibiotics, micronutrients and tree growth regulators designed to meet a broad range of tree care needs. They are known for saving thousands of Ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) since 2002 as documented by Michigan State University. All of the Wedgle’s hardware components are made in the United States.