[nafex] spraying of fruit trees; nafex Digest, Vol 109, Issue 11
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Sat Feb 11 12:32:36 EST 2012
What I mean is when the fruit is developing and ripening on the tree, don't the insects eat the fruit and lay their eggs on the fruit that end up inside the fruit? I've seen many an apple tree bare tons of apples suspended on the tree that are full of holes and worms.
When the fruits fall and I bring them inside, I don't care about fruitflies much.
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:03:23 -0500
From: Ginda Fisher <list at ginda.us>
Subject: Re: [nafex] Organic spraying of fruit trees?
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What is the goal of your spraying? That is, what are you trying to protect
If it's bugs, zip-lock bags provide pretty good protection for pomes (apples,
pears) but tend to rot stone fruits. Of course, they don't do anything to
protect against squirrels, raccoons, or deer. The zip-lock bag also provide some
protection against fungal diseases, because they are a physical barrier between
the fruits and the spores. Clip off the corners so that water doesn't collect in
eastern MA, zone 6, with lots of squirrels, raccoons, and deer.
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