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Can you use Yates Mavrik on Citrus trees to kill caterpillars?

My citrus trees are infected with caterpillars, can you please let me know how to apply Yates Mavrik?

Fruit and Citrus • Pests

Unfortunately Yates Mavrik isn't registered for use on citrus we would advise you to use Yates Success Ultra , a bacteria derived product, for caterpillar control. Please note - a one day witholding period applies to the fruit.
If you would like more information on growing citrus:
Step 1. Prepare
Dig in some compost or well-aged manure. Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil. Plant dwarf citrus in a large pot.
TIP: Many citrus are grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock such as Flying Dragon. Check the label.
Step 2. Feed
Citrus are very hungry plants. Feed at least twice a year, in early spring and late summer. Feed with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food.
TIP: For an added nutrient boost, feed with Yates Yates Thrive Natural every two weeks during the growing season.
Step 3. Harvest
Taste-test citrus fruit to check and see if they're ready to eat. Eureka lemons will continue to produce ripe fruit throughout the year.
TIP: Thinning excess fruit when they're small will encourage larger fruit to develop.
Step 4. Protect
Well-fed citrus aren't often troubled by pests and diseases. Keep a good layer of organic mulch over the root area but don't let it contact the trunk.



Answered: 23 Feb, 2015

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