of Secured Micro-Injection
By design, the micro-injection technique doesn’t lead to drift. No active ingredients find themselves elsewhere during application.
CETEV’s Secured Micro-Injector is designed to eliminate any passage of the product into the surrounding environment, or towards the operator or the general public.
Absence of drift
No wastage on the ground
We have designed our system with the user’s safety in mind. Everything is done to avoid exposure of the user to the product during all preparation and treatment phases, significantly reducing associated risks.
No liquids need be handled
No exposure to the product
The needle is never exposed
From a technical and regulatory standpoint, spraying can only occur in limited weather conditions. Micro-injection treatments on the other hand are not dependent on weather conditions, so long as the user can withstand them !
Precise and optimal dosage
Independent of the weather
Long term protection
Clear application instructions
Good recovery around the point of injection
The CETEV Secured Micro-Injector keeps a record of all treatments performed. This allows the user to easily account for injected products over a period of time, to a customer or as required by regulations.
Ten years of experience
Injecting in trees has clear advantages. CETEV initially investigated the possibilities of micro-injections, through internal research and later through the PREAMISSE program.
To resolve issues with existing methods such as drilling or perfusion, injection was remodeled and developed by CETEV into Secured Micro-Injection.
Older methods required to drill a hole into the trunk prior to injecting, which is not acceptable for treating small or orchard trees over time.
Secured micro-injection uses a needle and this allows for the tree to recover its function around the injection site.
Thanks to a team composed of users, scientists, engineers and business managers, CETEV has been able to create an innovative Secured Micro-Injection system, adapted to users and product manufacturers.
Additionally, CETEV has accumulated much know-how in terms of micro-injection practice, such as the adaptability of a given product to this application method, whether of natural or chemical origin.
Initially focused on finding treatments for plane trees and pine trees, CETEV quickly started searching for solutions against pests in arboriculture, notably through the PREAMISSE program.
Through the PREAMISSE program, CETEV has demonstrated that micro-injections are able to protect pine trees from processionary caterpillars for several years after a single treatment. Moreover, very promising results were observed for treating the chestnut codling moth and apple tree aphids. Further research will follow.
Secured micro-injection also opens other opportunities which CETEV intends to investigate, for instance certain olive tree, chestnut or kiwi pests for which no efficient treatments exist today, or certain molecules ill-adapted to spraying which could be efficient when being micro-injected.
CETEV is now the owner of a family of patents and has in-depth knowledge of secured micro-injection. We intend to continue our research and development activities to further confirm our advance in this domain.
CETEV continues its research around the secured micro-injection system for the protection of trees in the different domains of arboriculture and ornament.