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Josh monin

Beaver dam ky

Has any body ever used Granular merit. I can see it being much easier to apply to the plant then the powder form.

5/16/2018 11:12:23 AM

Team Wexler

Frenchburg, Ky

The powder form is diluted in water, spray directly onto plant several times during the growing season. You get almost instant protection going this route. Granular....who knows.

5/16/2018 1:04:57 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

Granular would be good for putting down early to help kill corn seed maggots and other bugs you may have over wintering in your soil.

5/16/2018 4:35:31 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


I don’t use granular merit however I do use a granular insecticide the one I use has 2 active ingredients...... the stuff I use kills everything it comes in contact with once it gets rained on it... I use a product called dual cide .. I get it from a wholesale house in my area

5/17/2018 8:54:12 AM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


Rick you should use it I mean after all if there is a problem out there to have rick seems to always get it... lol just kidding rick.. lol

5/17/2018 8:55:48 AM


Central Illinois

you can run the wettable powder Merit through drip tape, drench it from a watering can or spray it on. I drench 3 to 5 gals around the stump and part way down the main, every 2 to 3 weeks for SVB. Granular will cost a lot more to use

5/17/2018 9:08:28 AM

John Van Sand Bagus


I use Merit 75 also Bayer Advance granular.

5/17/2018 1:02:35 PM

DJW (Dan)

New Berlin, PA

I use a granular product with the same active ingredient as Merit (imidacloprid). I use it early like Rick said. Beyond that I switch to a generic version of Bayer Tree and Shrub for drenches and a few foliar applications, which also has the same active ingredient.

5/18/2018 7:57:46 AM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

How often and at what dose do you drench and foliar spray at Dan?

5/18/2018 10:26:40 PM


Dillonvale, Ohio

I would be interested too Dan. Also, just in case, what % imidacloprid is in what you use.

5/19/2018 8:50:37 AM


Central Illinois

Adonis 75 is the generic Merit, exact same thing but much cheaper,4 tsp for 1000 sqft as a drench, If you drench there is no need to spray


5/19/2018 9:34:47 AM

DJW (Dan)

New Berlin, PA

The granular I use is pretty weak at 0.22% imidacloprid, but I use it for young plants when they are small. I generally use 1/3 cup right around the plant at transplant, and then a generous sprinkle all throughout my cold frame.

The liquid I use is 1.47% and I use it at a rate of 6-8oz per 1000 square feet for drenches. I use the same liquid at 2 teaspoons per gallon for foliar. I also use a product with bifenthrin in it (talstar, bifen IT, etc.) as a contact insecticide fairly regularly throughout the season.

5/21/2018 8:04:57 AM

DJW (Dan)

New Berlin, PA

Also, I should note, this is what I do. There are others who I'm sure use other products, and/or rates. I would guess my rates are a bit on the lower end of the spectrum.

5/21/2018 8:06:30 AM

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