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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…
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Video Transcript
Hi I'm Tricia a California organic here to offer you some tips on how to help your home orchard thrive. As Ben Franklin said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and that is very true in the home orchard today. I'm going to be applying dormant spray to my newly planted fruit trees, peach's, and it's a perfect day for it there's no wind there's no rain in the forecast. I just want to make sure that the roots of the peach trees are very well irrigated water them first. A good rule of thumb as to when to do your dormant spraying is three times during the dormant season and that would be around thanksgiving or after the leaves have fallen off, again at new year's and then the last time around valentine's day or before the buds break. There's two types of dormant sprays; oils and fungicides. I can't emphasize enough how important it is to read the entire label you want to make sure that your using the right product for the right type of fruit tree we also want to make sure you're using the right type of product for the type of pest or disease that you would like to control. You also want to make sure that you apply it exactly the way the label says in other words, should you mix them together use them separately, how much water to add, everything that you need to know, READ THE LABEL! Today i'm going to be applying an organic dormant oil called Safety Side which is labeled for peaches and it controls soft body insects and mites by suffocating them. I'm also going to be applying a fungicide called Liqui-Cop this is going to control peach leaf curl, shot hole fungus, bacterial spot and brown rot. Safety Side and Liqui-Cop can be mixed together and sprayed on a peach tree or other food varieties it may be necessary to apply them separately. I'm gonna mix my pre-measured amount of fungicide with water according to the label but I'm going to make sure that I don't mix more than i can use today. I'm well equipped to start spraying I've got my long sleeves, long pants, gloves, goggles and my respirator. You want total spray coverage so spray the tree thoroughly to the point of runoff. Well i hope that my ounce of prevention is going to provide pounds and pounds of peaches' so until next time let's grow organic for life!

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