ArborSystems launched its new direct-inject chemical product, Retriever Insecticide.
Designed for use in the Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Injection System, which is a no-drill tree treatment system, the insecticide is for tree injection applications to ornamental or non-bearing fruit and nut trees.
“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. “Our newest product, Retriever Insecticide, controls Aphids, Caterpillars, Scale, Japanese Beetles, Leaf Miners, Leafhoppers and other pests.”
Retriever contains the active ingredient Acetamiprid and is formulated to translocate in the tree’s vascular system when injected.
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, the company said.
“Tree trunk injections are a tree-friendly way to treat trees and plants by tree, turf and ornamental specialists,” 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.”
Retriever Insecticide is available in 120- and 1000-milliliter Quick-Connect Chemical Packs.