Safari® 20 SG is a super-systemic insecticide with quick uptake and knockdown of tree, shrub, and herbaceous ornamental pests. It controls a broad spectrum of invasive pests including Q- and B-biotype whiteflies, emerald ash borers, mealybugs, leafhoppers, leafminers, and armored and soft scales — some of the most costly pests that affect the production ornamental market.

WE HAVE A SOLUTION. Combat spotted lanternflies with Safari Insecticide. Get important information about spotted lanternfly risks, life cycle and control tips with our Spotted Lanternfly Fact Sheet.

Safari Insecticide has received new labels for control of spotted lanternfly in these states: CT, DE, KY, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NC, NY, PA, RI, TN, VT, VA and WV.



Start strong and finish stronger with Safari and TriStar – two key top performing insecticides your greenhouse can rely on.

Start with Safari drench/spray to control more insects faster and longer. Protect plants for a stronger finish with TriStar, which is also softer on beneficial insects and an alternative where pollinator impact is a concern. See our Bloom Brilliance brochure for helpful performance tips and trial data.

at-a-glance info

EPA REG. NO.: 86203-11-59639
ACTIVE INGR.: dinotefuran (20%)
FORMULATION: water-soluble granule
CHEM. FAMILY: neonicotinoids
SIGNAL WORD: caution
REI: 12 hours
PACKAGE SIZE: 16 x 12 oz bottle, 4 x 3 lb bottle
APPLICATION: spray, drench, basal bark

key uses

Greenhouse and nursery ornamentals
Interior Plantscapes
Non-bearing tree fruit, nut, and vines
Vegetable and vegetable transplants grown in enclosed structures

key pests controlled

(See product label for complete list)
Armored and soft scales
B-biotype whiteflies
Emerald ash borers
Flatheaded borers
Fungus gnat larvae
Glassy-winged sharpshooters
Japanese beetles (adults)
Leaf beetles
Q-biotype whiteflies
Root weevils
Roundheaded borers
Thrips (suppression)
White grubs

take out the toughest pests

  • Super-systemic for fast uptake, increased concentration in leaves
  • Broad-spectrum control, including Q- and B-biotype whiteflies
  • Unsurpassed residual control

works quickly in a variety of settings

  • Apply as a foliar spray, broadcast spray, soil drench, soil injection, basal bark spray, or via chemigation
  • Provides insect control in ornamental plants in greenhouses, nurseries, outdoor landscapes and interior plantscapes
  • Use for non-bearing tree fruit, nut, and vines, as well as vegetable and vegetable transplants grown in enclosed structures

use summary

Safari® 20 SG Insecticide can be applied as a foliar spray, broadcast spray, soil drench, soil injection, basal bark spray, and via chemigation for insect control in ornamental plants in greenhouses, nurseries, outdoor landscapes and interior plantscapes.
Safari 20 SG Insecticide is a systemic product and will be taken up by the root system and translocated upward throughout the plant. When applied as a foliar spray, the product offers translaminar and locally systemic control of foliar pests.
When applied to the soil, Safari 20 SG Insecticide will be translocated more quickly in herbaceous plants than in woody shrubs and trees. Speed of insect control will range from as little as one day for small herbaceous plants in containers, to several days in larger trees growing in the landscape.
For outdoor and landscape ornamentals, broadcast applications cannot exceed a total of 2.7 lbs of product (0.54 lb active ingredient) per acre per year.

Foliar spray: 4-8 oz/100 gal Soil drench: 12-24 oz/100 gal

Foliar spray: 4-8 oz/100 gal
Soil: 1.0-4.2 oz/10 inches of trunk diameter, 1.0-2.1 oz/ feet of height Basal trunk spray: 12-24 oz/gal, 1 gal/65-85 dbh

See label for complete directions for use.


To delay the development of resistance in greenhouses, nurseries, and interiorscapes, do not make more than one soil application per crop cycle or three months, whichever is shorter.
DO NOT apply more than 1.34 lbs (.268 lbs ai) per acre of nursery per year. Prevent runoff or puddling of irrigation water following application.
DO NOT apply to areas that are water-logged or saturated or frozen, which will not allow penetration into the root zone of the plant.

See label for complete precautions and restrictions.


fall crop insect protection. 

Nufarm Technical Services Manager, Rick Fletcher presents strategies for effectively protecting fall greenhouse crops from yield-robbing insect damage.

This education session examines insect and disease control methods and best-fit tools, such as Safari and TriStar insecticides, to help crops start strong and finish stronger.