Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental Spray works in two ways, killing insects on contact and then penetrating plant tissue for continuing local systemic control. Because most of the Orthene is absorbed by plant tissue within 24 hours, rain can't stop its action. Orthene's low oral and dermal toxicity, low vapor pressure and volatility means that it can be applied without a mask. Not only is Orthene's toxicity to people and pets relatively low, it poses little hazard to birds, fish and wildlife when applied at labeled rates, although it is highly toxic to bees directly exposed to the spray. And Orthene is biodegradable, so it won't build up in the soil or accumulate in the natural food chain. Good insect control can be achievied with rates as low as 1/4 lb. per 100 gallons of water. That helps keep cost down and keeps to a minimum the amount of chemical released into the environment.
Common Rose Pests Controlled:
Aphids, Japanese Beetle, Tent Caterpillar, Rose Budworm, Oblique Banded Leafroller, Fruit Tree Leafroller, Omnivorous Leafroller, Earwigs, Grasshoppers, Bristly Roseslug, Curled Sawfly, Scale, Spittlebugs, Whitefly, Flower thrips & Leafhoppers.
Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental Spray is a broad spectrum systemic insecticide that controls many different species of both sucking and chewing insect pests on a wide range of ornamental plants. It can also be used as an outside perimeter spray for nuisance pests such as wasps, ants, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, and pillbugs. As a turf spray for caterpillars, fleas and others.
Rate & Combinations:
2/3 teaspoon per gallon of water. Kinetic + Quest are the recommended adjuvants for Orthene. *Always refer to the actual product label for specific rates, instructions, and cautions.
Compare Ours to Ortho Orthene:
Our Orthene 97 WSP contains 97% active ingredient
Our Orthene 97 WSP .733 lb. makes 147 gallons
Our Orthene 97 WSP costs 16 cents per gallon