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Fruit Tree Spray Reminders

Posted by John Fulton -

There are a few fruit tree spray reminders for this time of the year, and it's gotten more difficult to give growth stage with the weather ups and downs. If trees are blooming, no insecticides should be applied. If you didn't get the spray on just before bloom, you can use a straight fungicide such as captan. The next regular spray with an insecticide and a fungicide (or multipurpose fruit spray) is at 75% petal fall for apples and pears, and when husks being to split and pull away from the fruit base on apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and plums.



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