Fruit Trees..when to start spraying?

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  1. BJ

    BJ Well-Known Member

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    When should you first spray fruit trees? Before they flower? We have some young apple, peach, cherry, pear, plum and nectarine. Probably too young (2-3yr) to get any fruit..but want to protect from bugs.
     
  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    I've never used anything but dormant oil, and you spray that before they flower. My neighbor in Grand Junction sprayed poison on his several times a year and his fruit was no better than mine. I think all the bugs were resistant to the poisons at that point. I'm hoping to do better by running poultry in the orchard next round.
     

  3. BJ

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    "Dormant Oil"...is that available at the garden store? Guess I had better plan to use "natural" remedies for bugs.....my chickens and guineas frequent our garden area too :)
     
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    Shouldn't have any trouble finding it in your garden store. It is a water miscible mineral oil.