Organic Shrub-Bush apps? Need Feedback!

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by michaelthomas1, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. michaelthomas1

    michaelthomas1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    I do 4 apps on homeowners shrubs-bushes in Tennessee.
    Feb.-Dormant Oil -Montys Joy Juice(1 oz. per gal)
    March(General insecticide-Montys Joy Juice)
    April ( General insecticide-fungus-Montys Joy Juice)
    May (General insecticide-fungus-Monys joy Juice)

    It works well,especially Montys Joy juice for thick ,full- shrubs bushes.
    I want to due all organic. Any advice for the 4 apps without injections?:cool2:
  2. What are the pests at hand, and what kind of shrubs?

    Soil conditions. What is the OM? What kind of microbial habitat can the soil sustain?

    And what of your client's tollerance for damage?

    That's a good place to begin!
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    Peter it is good to see you here and involved, remember NOFA and you sitting out in the late spring sun lov'n every minute

    "What kind of microbial habitat can the soil sustain?" is a question that no one that I know of can answer, especially me
    Hey Michael, if it ain't broke don't fix it but I sure would like to see the pesticides taken out of the program you won't need them as the plants head towards a more organic program

    If you kill something off other pathogens will take up the space

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