Anyone have a clue? Had a wonderful crop last year but this year I didn't have many blooms and now what I do have are dime size and falling off the tree.
YES!! Maintaining a regular spray application for insects and fungus:
November 3, 2012
Sprayed all the fruit tree’s and grape vines with the copper fungicide as prevention for peach leaf curl next season. 1 oz per gallon used 4 gallon. This is done after the leaves fall and tree’s going dormant.
February 7, 2013
Sprayed Bonide All Seasons Horticultural & Dormant Spray Oil (at the recommended 2.5 oz. per gallon) & Fixed copper (1 oz. per Gallon) on all the peach, apple, cherry tree’s & grape vines with good coverage. Used 6 gallon
Fertilized all fruit trees and grape vines with triple 10 ahead of a good rainfall forecasted.
Repeat application from Feb 7, Used 8 gallon really doing a complete coverage.
Apples only, sprayed captan + Immunox at recommended rate while apple buds were at green tip stage; used 1 gallon.
With some beautiful dime size peaches and ¼ inch diameter cherries sprayed for fungus with Spectracide Immunox @ 1 oz./gal & Captan 50W @ 6.5 Tablespoons per 2 gallon for fungus & for insects with Spectracide Malathion @ 1 oz./gal. & Seven concentrate at a rate of 3 oz per gallon. Mixed all 4 together and sprayed at once, used 4 gallon.
With 2.5 inches of rain in the past week reapplied the May 1 application.
Repeat application with one exception; cutting back on captan to half rate and experimenting with leaves falling off tree’s. 13 Tablespoons/4 Gal. So 3.25/2 is 1.625 /Gal. 1.625 X 3 is 4.875 so used 5 Tablespoons to 3 Gallon. Used 3 Gallon since all that is being sprayed is peach tree’s and cherry tree’s.
Any help appreciated but think I'm screwed for this season