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Pre-em's around fruit trees

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PHS, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 724

    Just picked up a new account with a small fruit tree orchard. Mostly pears, citrus, pecans, peaches, etc. I have simazine which is labeled for these crops but it is limited to one app per year. Anyone know off hand some other decent pre-em's that have fruit tree labels? Everything else I have, Gallery, Dimension, etc only have T & O labels.
  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    Diuron(Karmex) is also labeled. This tends to stay on the top. Simazine can move down and cause damage to the trees. Devrinol is labeled for use on many fruit crops. Goal(oxyfluorofen) is labeled for nonbearing orchards. I have found this to be excellent on vines and broadleaved weeds. It is very safe on most trees and shrubs until the spray contacts green leaves and stems. The damage is nothing like glyphosate, this stuff just fries leaves.

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