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COMBAT THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY
Combating the spotted lanternfly will require diligence from everyone. This damaging insect claims host to more than 70 different plant species, such as fruit, ornamental and landscape trees (including pine, oak, walnut, poplar, willow, maple and sycamore trees), as well as vegetables, herbs and vines. The spotted lanternfly is a direct threat to your landscape trees and shrubs as well as grape, tree-fruit, hardwood, nursery and landscape industries, which annually generate crops and products worth billions. High-value ornamentals in landscapes settings are also at risk. As the lanternfly feeds, they excrete a sugary substance which promotes growth of a sooty mold. In short time, this will kill plants or trees. Currently, more than half of PA, and parts of NJ, DE, MD and VA are under quarantine restrictions. The spotted lanternflies are a direct threat to horticulture and agriculture and all the jobs they represent.
Safari 20 SG Insecticide is THE best insecticide to fight lanternflies.
2021 availability of Safari 20 SG Insecticide is likely to run short & prices will rise.
BEST APPLICATION METHOD is a BASAL TRUNK SPRAY on TREES AND LARGE SHRUBS
12 - 24 oz/gal of water
1 gal of trunk spray solution per 65 - 85 inches of trunk diameter (1.5 - 2 fl oz/inch of trunk diameter)
Uniformly spray lower 5 ft of trunk until bark is wet and spray is just beginning to run off
Operate sprayer at less than 20 PSI to minimize drift and bounce back of spray droplets
Avoid application to wet bark or if rain is expected within12 hours.
"A home valued at $150,000 with lawn only could be worth $8,250 to $19,050 more with a landscape of color and large plants. The multi-state study found minimal landscapes (simple design with small plants) detracted from the value. Research data showed home price premiums increased 6 to 7 percent for home landscapes upgraded from good to excellent and 4 to 5 percent for an upgrade from average to good. Combined, a landscape upgrade from average to excellent increases home value by 10 to 12 percent." Turf Magazine, 2016