Because of the early flowering of the fruit trees (apple, pear, cherrie, plum,) should i still spray orchard spray. Even though the freeze might kill all fruit?
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, The main reason for spraying fruit trees is to keep the fruit clean and insect free and to keep the foliage free from diseases. If yo want to maintain a good canopy of leaves and the trees healthy it may be a good idea to apply fungicides. Keep in mind that the application of fungicides is a total program so if you haven't started yet you may have missed the window for effective control of some of the leaf diseases.