[NAFEX] spread of apple bloom and other fruits
ed.fackler at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 07:59:05 EDT 2008
In extreme S. Indiana (near heaven!!), the period of apple bloom ranged
anywhere from 20-25 days beginning with super earlies like Granny Smith (and
most crabs) with Ralls on latest end of the spectrum.
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 7:24 AM, Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to hear from some more from growers around the country about what
> is the day spread from earliest to latest blooming apple cultivars. In the
> southeastern NY vicinity I'd estimate the difference to be about 5 days. I
> wait until the latest varieties of apples have dropped their petals before
> making my first Imidan application on anything, including the earliest
> Japanese plums. I do a follow up 10 to 14 days later on plums, pears,
> apricots, peaches, apples etc. and I'm done with insecticide for the
> season. This has given me adequate protection from plum curculio and c-moth
> for many years on scores of sites.
> If we experienced the kind of spread of bloom I'm hearing about further
> south, pest control would be a lot more complicated as you'd have to do at
> least twice the applications. Maybe that's what encourages more generations
> of certain pests in any given season further south where the banquet goes on
> so much longer.
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