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Spraying fruit trees—more details on dormant sprays

Feb 18, 2011 -

spraying fruit trees while they are dormant

Tricia’s video gives you the scoop on spraying peach trees and shows you the spraying process. Different kinds of trees have different spraying needs, so here’s a gathering of resources for you.

HOW & WHEN TO SPRAY FRUIT TREES

A calendar from UC Davis has advice on when to spray and prune year-round in your home orchard. Winter pest issues (with both organic and non-organic treatments) are spelled out thoroughly in another UC Davis publication on backyard fruit trees.

Our local Master Gardeners for Placer-Nevada Counties have a good article on dormant spraying of fruit trees in their quarterly newsletter, The Curious Gardener.

WHAT TO SPRAY

The UC Davis and Master Gardener publications give you guidance about which oils and fungicides are needed for your trees. Some of the terms may be new to you, and our Natural Insecticide Glossary can help with that.

We offer you the most complete information available about the organic pest control products we carry.

On our website you can read the labels for all our pest control products. Go to the product page for a spray, then look for the words “More Information” which will lead you to an enlarged view of the label, the Materials Safety Data Sheet [MSDS], and any additional literature (pictured below). For example, here is the page for the Saf-T-Side oil used in the video.

We have PDFs on many pest control and fertilizer products when available.

AFTER SPRAYING

For proper disposal of pest control products, be sure to contact your local solid waste management facility.


Solutions: Peach Leaf Curl

Categories: Fruit Trees, Organic Pest Control, Neem Oil, Organic Pesticide, Horticultural Oil, Garden Accessories, Safety Goggles, Safety Respirator, Sprayers, Backpack Sprayer, Hand Sprayer, 2 Gallon Sprayer, 4 Gallon Backpack Sprayer, 3 Gallon Sprayer, Replacement Parts, Safety Equipment, Organic Gardening 101


Peach leaf curl Says:
Jan 5th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Reggie What is best for peach leaf curl I live in Prescott AZ

Stephanie Brown Says:
Jan 15th, 2014 at 10:56 am

Hello Reggie,

As far as what we carry, Liqui-cop is a copper fungicide labeled to control peach leaf curl. http://www.groworganic.com/liquicop-concentrate-pint.html

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