Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus & Vegetable Insect Control?
Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus & Vegetable Insect Control Concentrate.
Can anyone tell me if they are using this product and what the results were? Or if they are not using it, why and what effective alternative you would suggest?
My citrus tree (Bearss Lime) has leafminers and I was thinking of spraying it with Spinosad or Neem Oil (waiting for sun down) but would like something systemic as well since Bayer Advance Rose and Flower works really well for my roses in the past. My biggest concern is that I'm applying it to fruit trees (edible) and also grown in a container.
I've searched the forums and have found some helpful info but were also dated pre-2008; so hopefully its okay for me to ask for new feedback.
I also read this statement on the UCDavis website:
" Imidacloprid (Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus, and Vegetable Insect Control) applied to the ground at the base of citrus trees provides the longest period of control, 1 to 3 months. Imidacloprid should only be applied once a year. Imidacloprid applications should be timed to protect periods of leaf flushing, such as in the spring and fall. Imidacloprid takes 1 to 2 weeks to move from the roots to the leaves, so it should be applied as soon as new flush begins to appear. To protect bees, avoid applying imidacloprid during the period 1 month prior to or during bloom. Removing blossoms before they open on young trees will prevent honey bee exposure to imidacloprid in the nectar/pollen."