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01-29-2008, 10:02 PM
Does anyone know if there is anything that I can spray olive trees so they don't fruit
Olive stop + Embark + surfactant combined with good timing will do a pretty good job.
There is another much more potent material but I don't recall the name off hand that will give excellent results but disfigures the leaves and all other plants in the yard have to be covered which is pain.
01-29-2008, 11:34 PM
Maintain is the other stuff.
01-30-2008, 01:19 AM
when do I apply it?
01-30-2008, 01:48 AM
The maintain you can apply now until the flowers set I believe. The fruit eliminator you have to apply when the flowers are open which is about 80 degrees give or take. The tricky part is a droplet of the product has to hit the pistol or stamen I forget which one but it is nearly impossible to get 100% coverage, you really need at least two treatments about 10-14 days apart. The maintain is much more forgiving but don't quote me it has been many years since I sprayed or read a label. look it up for yourself. Read the labels, you know the drill.
AZ, I did one olive spraying season in Phoenix and it was amazing how consistent the olive flowering was. If I remember right I think trees at the south end of the valley hit their peak bloom first and then over a week ar two like a wave it moved up the valley.
In N.CA olive fruit control was totally unpredictable. I basically quit selling it because the mountainous terrain created so many different microclimates that about 50% control was about all I could expect (w/o maintain). Although I suspect a landscape maintenance guy could do better being on the property regularly.
01-31-2008, 12:20 PM
the olive trees are located in the lawn of this property will this hurt the grass (tall fescue)? And if I understood this correctly I need to try to spray 100% of the leaves on the tree.
01-31-2008, 12:25 PM
Oh and what type of applicator in your opinions. I have a back pack sprayer at the moment.
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