Surround on Pears

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Reduce the devastating effects of pear psylla in your orchard with Surround crop protectant!

An infestation of pear psylla is problematic because of its unusual ability to:

  • Develop resistance to chemical control, and
  • Secrete copious amounts of honeydew that grows a black fungus making fruit unmarketable.

Heavy and prolonged infestations can result in tree stunting (psylla shock), reduced fruit set and size, and even death of the tree.

Always Read and Follow Label Instructions

Recommended in the Research

Carefully timed treatments of Surround Crop Protectant can significantly
suppress the activity of pear psylla, delaying or even eliminating the need
to apply conventional insecticides.
— But don’t take our word for it —
  • Washington State Logo

    A 2020 study by Washington State University found Surround WP to be the best product for repelling adult psylla, of those tested.

  • UMass Extension Logo

    According to UMass Extension, Surround is a good tool in repelling pear psylla because resistance won’t develop.

Delivers Additional Benefits

  • Calcined kaolin clay icon

    Calcined kaolin clay

    Surround is made of high-grade kaolin, that is highly purified so as not to contain measurable levels of crystalline silica.1 Crystalline silica is a pulmonary carcinogen that is common in crude kaolin products that are not purified with the same care as Surround.2, 3

  • OMRI Certified Logo

    OMRI Certified

    For organic growers, the insect suppression properties of Surround provide an especially valuable tool in managing insect populations. Surround is certified for use in organic production systems in the USA and in Europe.

  • Reduction of sunburn icon

    Reduction of sunburn losses by up to 50%

    The calcined kaolin particle film of Surround protects fruit against direct sunburn and heat stress damage

  • Cooler plant canopies icon

    Cooler plant canopies

    Photosynthesis is more efficient, and yields can be higher in high light and heat environments when canopies are kept up to 7° F cooler.

FOOTNOTES:

1 Surround contains no measurable amounts of crystalline silica, per analyses conducted to the internationally recognized sampling and method of analysis published by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods, #7500 – Silica Crystalline).

2 “Crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen.” Source: OSHA Fact Sheet – Crystalline Silica Exposure Health Hazard Information, 2002. Available on OSHA.gov.

3 “Crystalline silica in the form of quartz or cristobalite dust causes cancer of the lung.” Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), IARC Monographs – 100C, “Silica Dust, Crystalline, in the Form of Quartz or Cristobalite.”

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