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Organic Citrus Care Leaflet is included with the initial purchase of all tree banding glue products.
Horticultural Glues
Horticultural glues are very effective organic controls to prevent crawling insects reaching the tops of trees in order to feed, mate, or deposit eggs. This includes: codling moth, tent caterpillars, procession caterpillars and ants. Controlling ants reduces scale, aphid and mealy bug problems, as the ants protect these pests from predators. Green Harvest stocks products from the USA (Tanglefoot) and the UK (Trappit™), which are commonly used in organic farming. The recommendations vary as to the width of application, with Tanglefoot recommending a broad glue band and Trappit™ recommending 2 narrow glue bands. Please make up your own mind which application best suits your particular conditions and pest. Ants will be stopped by a narrower band of glue than, for example, caterpillars. Other uses include keeping ants out of electronic watering systems or security sensors.

More information on organic ant control...
Frequently Asked Questions

What is horticultural glue? It is a sticky non-drying glue made from natural gum resins, vegetable oil and wax.

How many trees will it cover? Both the smallest tubes of glues (Trappit™ and Tanglefoot) will cover a minimum of 10 trees, depending, of course, on your skill in applying it and the amount you use per tree.

Do I need to band the tree prior to applying the glue? This is highly recommended especially for young, thin-barked trees and smaller trees. Citrus is known to have particularly sensitive bark. Citrus trees are often killed by applying substances such as axle grease to their bark. By banding you protect the tree and lengthen the life of the glue. In addition, re-application or removal is far easier. You can use Tree Wrap, cling wrap, duct tape or masking tape.

Why are there still ants in the tree? They may be trapped and will soon die, or they may have found a way to bypass the glue. Check you have removed branches touching the ground and that there are no gaps underneath the tree banding material.

How long will the glue stay effective? Generally until it is covered with insects or dust. Banding the tree first, extends the glue's effectiveness because it stops the oil component being absorbed by the tree bark and so stops the glue from drying out.
Citrus Care Kit
Protect your trees from most citrus pests and the ants farming them. Mealy bug, scale and black sooty mould can be controlled so you get the delicious, home grown citrus you expect.
Eco-Oil: Used to suffocate on contact a wide range of insects, in all life stages and thought to have a repellent quality to flying female insects. Can also be used safely throughout the garden for control of whitefly, sap sucking insects and two spotted mite. Made from certified organic, Australian grown canola oil.
Horticultural Glue: Stops climbing insects in their tracks! This non-drying horticultural glue is made by a company that has been doing so for 150 years. Be very cautious if you are considering using a non-horticultural glue or other sticky substance on your plants; we hear many stories of people killing their trees this way.
Tree Wrap: To band the tree prior to applying the glue and make it easier to clean off or reapply glue if necessary. This horticultural clear tape is slightly elastic and 25 mm x 50 m.

Includes:
1 Tanglefoot tube of glue 170 gm
1 Eco-Oil 250 ml
1 Tree Wrap 50 m
1 Green Harvest researched and written citrus care leaflet
all packed in a re-usable calico bag.

PB161 Save $10.00

More information on organic citrus care...
Ants on your plants?
Here's the quickest and most convenient way to exclude ants from your trees and shrubs. This pre-glued band placed around the trunk also prevents a wide range of crawling insects (such as caterpillars) from ascending trees, shrubs, vines and woody plants. Supplied as a single roll 175 cm long and 10 cm wide, you can cut it to any length (make sure to overlap by 8 cm). For example, trees with a diameter 6 cm will need approximately 31 cm of the band and cover 5 trees. To figure out how many bands you will need, just measure the distance around the trees you want to cover at 45 cm above soil level. Supplied with twist wire which is used to secure the band at the top and bottom.
PG128 Also available as part of a Apple and Pear Kit
PG129 minimum 4 per order
PG130 minimum 10 per order
Tanglefoot Pest Barrier
A long lasting glue made from natural gum resins, oils and vegetable waxes.

OMRI Certificate for Tanglefoot Glue products

Material Safety Data Sheet

PG104 Also available as part of a Citrus Care Kit
Tanglefoot Pest Barrier Caulking Tube 297g

PG105
PG117 minimum 3 per order
Tangle-Trap Insect Trap Coating
Tangle-Trap Insect Trap Coating is a trapping adhesive used to help rid plants, gardens and greenhouses of aphids, whiteflies, leafminer, flies, fungus gnats and other flying insects. It is specially formulated to adhere to virtually any trapping surface. This allows you to prepare your own traps using the size and material which best suits your needs (waxed cardboard, glass, wood, plastic cups, plastic sheets or trap boards, empty milk cartons, yellow ice cream tubs). Use a purchased or try your own home made attractants to lure the target insect. Apply 1.6 mm or less coating with a putty knife or disposable flat stick. Estimated coverage is 2.25 m˛. Clean tools with mineral spirits, waterless cleaner or baby oil. 3 kg drum. Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Pesticide free
  • Clear and odourless
  • Able to endure all weather cycles and temperature changes
PG119
Trappit™ Barrier Glue
Apply this glue in 2 or 3 narrow bands, 5 cm apart around a tree trunk to prevent insects from climbing into the tree. Banding is recommended. Comes as a 75 ml mini-caulking gun.

How to use Trappit™ Glue...

PG110
PG111 minimum 3 per order
PG112 minimum 12 per order
Grafting Tape For Use With Horticultural Glue
Banding your trees is a two-step process. The first step preferably is to use a banding material underneath the horticultural glue. To do this first fasten this horticultural, slightly elastic, rot-proof, clear non-sticky tape (or some other waterproof banding material) around the tree trunk. This is crucial for young trees, particularly citrus, which have very sensitive bark. Using a banding material provides a non-absorbent surface for the glue, reducing the application rate, extending the life of the glue and making for easy removal after the insect season. This is an easy and inexpensive banding material, just wrap well so that each layer overlaps the prior one. Slightly elastic, rot proof, clear PVC tape. Tape length is 50 metres (150') long.
TG110 Also available as part of a Citrus Care Kit
Yellow Sticky Roll Trap
This double-sided, 160mm wide, sticky ribbon is used to encircle the perimeter of your growing area or can be placed along crop rows to mass-trap flying insects. Cut the 30m long ribbon to the desired size. It can be used to band trees to keep ants and other crawling insects out of the tree. It is also useful to trap grasshoppers.

PG116
PG123 minimum 3 per order
See also:
Sticky Trap products

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