Use appropriate materials for the pests indicated consult pesticide labels.
Jan 12, To prevent peach leaf curl, trees must be sprayed with a fungicide after their leaves have dropped and they are dormant. This is usually in late November, or December.
If it is a particularly wet winter, a second application of fungicide can be made in early spring, just as buds begin to swell. Apples: Spray copper before fall rains; dormant oil once or twice from January through March; lime-sulfur in January or February (just before buds open) and wettable sulfur just after petal fall. Apricots: Spray copper before the fall rains and dormant oil in February.
Download Resource Introduction Disease and insect control measures suggested in this guide are recommended only for home fruit production.
Cherries: Use wettable sulfur or lime-sulfur applied weekly during blooming for brown rot. Information on synthetic sprays to control cherry fruit fly Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 14, Insecticidal sprays – Use insecticidal spray when the flower petals fall to take care of most fruit tree pests.
The only exception to this rule for home use is probably the codling moth. To take care of this common insect, spray the trees again two weeks after the petals fall, and one final time in the middle of summer to take care of the second generation of moths that often arrives.
Backyard Fruit Tree Spray Schedules. The spray recommendations for home garden fruit trees have been updated for The list of PDFs below shows the suggested spray schedules for each tree crop.
For more information about growing backyard fruit trees, contact your local WSU Master Gardeners Program by clicking on your county on the map found. Jul 27, Apply general purpose fruit tree spray at one- to two-week intervals following key plant development observations. The first application is at green tip, followed by pre-bloom, full pink, petal Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. In most perennial tree fruit, however, initial spring growth and early fruit development rely mainly on reserves accumulated the previous season (Weinbaum et al.
). Fall nutrient management strategies have had positive effects on tree growth in apples (Nielsen et al. ) and cherries (Lang ), however, the response will vary depending. Spray your fruit trees in the fall with copper fungicide and horticultural oil as soon as all the leaves have dropped.
This helps control bacterial blight, leaf curl, and other fungal diseases that can overwinter, as well as insects and their eggs.
2. Spray a second time in winter with copper fungicide and horticultural oil around the end of. Fall nitrogen applications can help in building up reserves for the subsequent year´s critical early growth. Fall zinc and boron spray can benefit reproduction and early fruit development.
Fall spray should be done when growth has ceased but before natural leaf fall. Fall spray for fruit trees more information: Sallato, Leaf tissue analysis. Fruit Matters. Spray Schedule for Tree and Small Tree Fruits. Tables summarize spray schedules for fruit trees and small tree fruits. Use appropriate materials for the pests indicated (consult pesticide labels).
Watch for supplementary materials (time of application) and pests to be controlled. Spraying Peach Trees. Dormant spray (late winter-early April) Spray Chlorothalonil or liquid copper for peach leaf curl. Petal Fall Spray Captan + insecticide for blossom blight/plum curculio. First cover spray (10 days after petal fall) Spray Captan + insecticide for plum curculio, fungal issues. Second cover spray (10 days later) and repeat.