WOBURN, Mass., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The gold rush of tree care has arrived in California! Today Arborjet (www.arborjet.com), which develops remedies for some of the world's most destructive tree insects and diseases, announced that the company's industry-leading trunk injection products, TREE-age® 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-age to protect their urban forests against invasive pests. TREE-age is applied through the Arborjet injection system in which the formulation is sealed inside the tree. Injecting TREE-age 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-age 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-age 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-age 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-age 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-age and PHOSPHO-jet are registered, please visit: http://www.arborjet.com.
Founded in 1999, Arborjet's mission is to provide the most effective and environmentally responsible formulations and equipment to promote overall plant health care and to preserve our natural and urban forests. The company is committed to researching and developing remedies for the world's most invasive pest insects and diseases to support arborists and enable them to safely treat near waterways and highly populated areas. Arborjet's products are for both residential and commercial application and are distributed throughout the United States. Arborjet is headquartered in Woburn, MA. To learn more about tree health products provided by Arborjet, visit www.arborjet.com.
Important: Always read and follow label instructions before buying or using these products. The instructions contain important conditions of sale, including limitations of warranty and remedy.*TREE-age® Insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide and must only be sold to and applied by a state certified applicator. TREE-age® is not registered for use in all states. Please check with your state or local extension service prior to buying or using this product. TREE-age® is a registered trademark of Arborjet, Inc.
Erin Vadala, Warner Communications. 978-468-3076, Erin@warnerpr.com