Peaches falling off
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
God created man, man plants grass, fertilized and watered the grass to watch it grow. Man cut grass and this confused God; in his infinite wisdom where did he go wrong? Why would man work, plant, water and once it grew cut it down just to see the process repeat.
Then God created Women