Plants

Ideal time to fumigate fruit trees

 

Plants are prone to many pests and diseases that require strict control for their elimination. Spraying fruit trees is an effective way to care for them, but for that it is essential to know for sure that it is affecting them. Eliminating these pests while the fruit is developing is essential to ensure the success of the harvest.

Harvesting delicious, fully ripe fruits from your own trees can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. However, many insects appreciate the sweet taste of ripe fruit as much as humans, and its activity during the growing season can result in a deformed and damaged fruit.

Although the care of our plants must be done all year round, farmers and gardeners tend to fumigate fruit trees on a scheduled basis, the first applications coincide with the stages of development of fruit shoots, because at this stage is when they absorb and use nutrients.

The list of insects that can become a problem for your fruit trees is extensive. Some of the most common are: mimosa moth, scaly insects, fruit flies, borers, mites, spores, fungi and aphids. In the market there are many chemical and natural products that can help you get out of this big problem.

At what point can we fumigate fruit trees

In addition to identifying the threat, it is important to know how to attack it. No matter what type of spray you’re using on your fruit trees, be careful never to use them right when the flowers are opening. This is essential to prevent bees from suffering any damage, which are very important for pollination.

The proper times for spraying fruit trees usually depend on the types of sprays that are used. These are the most common types of fruit tree spraying and the best time to do it:

Fertilizer sprays in early spring: In addition to the granular or liquid fertilizer you apply to your plants, an annual foliar spray of compost tea can improve the health of your tree. It is important to spray in early spring.

Inactive spray in winter: Horticultural spray or inactive oil, control insects such as mites, aphids and scales, as well as diseases such as powdery mildew. The exact time of use will depend on the climatic zone. Further north, spray dormant oil in February or March. In the southernmost regions, spray at the beginning of the year.

Insecticidal sprays- kill insect pests, especially those that feed on foliage, pierce logs or spoil developing fruit. They are applied during the growing season.

Fungicidal aerosols: control the spread of fungal and bacterial diseases in fruit trees. You may need to apply fungicide several times during the growing season.

General purpose sprays: control most insect pests and diseases of fruit trees. Simply spray a single product at defined intervals during the growing season.

Foliar sprays: Foliar sprays contain micronutrients such as zinc, copper, magnesium, molybdenum, boron, and calcium. These elements are mixed with water to be applied directly to the leaves, during flowering and fruit formation.

how to remove aphid from fruit trees?

Spraying fruit trees against the aphid is an arduous task due to their high rate of reproduction, these harmful animals destroy large crops every year, mainly the leaves. For its elimination can be used chemical, natural or biological products.

Agricultural insecticides are the most used and effective, but if what you want is to use natural elements tobacco has a great effectiveness. Spraying fruit trees with vinegar will help you get rid of this pest. Other effective natural elements that you can use are: garlic, nettles and potash soap.

 

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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.

Robert Asprin

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.

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