One of the most common risks that our fruit tree can suffer is that of being affected by insects or pests. It is very important to know what kind of infections can spread through fruit trees to know how to end them. In this case, we are going to talk about how to take care of insects to fruit trees.
First of all, we must be clear that not all insects are interested in the fruit of our fruit trees but that the flowers, leaves or even the internal sap are great delicacies for them. Once this is clarified, we will give some tips to protect our fruit trees from insects.
How to care for insects
With these tips you will learn to take care of the insects to your fruit tree and keep it in good health for its healthy growth:
Avoid attracting insects
The tree itself already attracts them in itself, so let’s avoid increasing this risk for example, leaving the remains of pruning on the ground or not eliminating the fallen fruit from the ground. This is the most important way to take care of insects to the fruit tree.
There are many people who are against fumigating fruit trees but the truth is that there are home and natural remedies to do it without using harmful chemicals. A clear example to combat terrestrial insects is the method used by many horticulturists that consists of surrounding the tree with insulating tape and adhering fat on said tape so that insects that want to approach the fruit end up stuck in the fat and can not access its delicacy.
On the other hand, “natural” poisons can be made to combat aerial insects by mixing oil with boiled soap and diluting it in water.
Let our animals act
If you have chickens in your garden or corral let them contribute their grain of sand in the care of fruit trees. They will do it by pecking at the surrounding earth and ending up with all the insects that reside there.
Caring for fruit trees from insect pests is not an easy task but it is also not impossible. Follow the tips above, do not use harmful chemicals and you will see decrease the insects that approach your tree.
Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.