[nafex] Neem Oil and Peaches

Ward Barnes ward_p_barnes at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 31 17:57:28 EDT 2001




>From: "Doreen Howard" <doreenh at ticon.net>
>
Thanks, Doreen.  I will follow your suggestions for the next season.

Ward.
>
>Peaches are tricky about any fungal and bacterial infestation.  I have 
>found
>from experience (infestations that defoliated my peach trees) that you must
>spray neem when the trees are bare, before bud break, about the time you
>apply dormant oil.  This application smothers or deters in some manner
>fungal spores and dormant bacteria left over from the previous season.  
>They
>can't get a foothold.  I then follow up with another application of neem at
>petal fall and a third when fruit is about the size of a quarter.  The 
>trees
>are totally disease free with this regime.
>Doreen Howard
>


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