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spraying fruit trees

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ccorts, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. ccorts

    ccorts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    A customer would like a "general purpose" insecticide sprayed on his fruit trees. He has a few apples, pears and peach trees. Is there a product that may produce positive results without multiple applications, and if so, when is the best time to apply it?
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    He needs to contact the local co-operative extension office. My experience with apple trees is that there are particular times they need to be sprayed, i.e. bud swell,pre-bloom, petal drop, so on and so forth. The co-operative ext. can give him bulletins outlining the type of chemicals and the proper time to apply. He has to be careful of application timing so he doesn't kill the bees that will do his pollinating.

  3. ccorts

    ccorts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    You are probably right. I thought that there would be a lot more to it than he realizes. I don't want to make this a project, more like a quick favor. I better pass........Thanks
  4. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    Be careful and check labels. Some pesticides can not be used on fruit due to their residiual. Also some can only be used until a certain development stage of the fruit.
  5. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
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