Fruit trees

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lfoose, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone suggest a natural way of spraying our fruit trees for pests and disease? Is this something I should do now to prevent for next season?
     
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I've been told to use sulfur - spray in very early spring, just before bud break, to prevent scab and other fungal infections. The weather has to be just right - no rain or wind. My apples are scabby as I have not followed this advice. [​IMG]
     
  3. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    I don't know about diseases, but you can dust with DE for pests [​IMG]
     
  4. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I think Neem oil??? But it has to be chilly.

    I don't have fruit trees but I do listen to the Garden Naturally show on KLBJ 590am on Saturday and Sunday mornings...you can listen online. It's the longest running organic gardening show and has been on for 20+ years.

    It's out of Texas but there is really good info no matter where you are. Here's the link:

    http://www.590klbj.com/hosts-local/Story.aspx?ID=1017578
     
  5. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone.
     
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    My dad uses dormant oil. [​IMG]
     
  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Look in the sister site... The Easygarden.com
     
  9. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dormant oil?
     

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