[nafex] Spray Timing

Ed & Pat Fackler rocmdw at aye.net
Fri May 11 16:46:33 EDT 2001



Christopher Mauchline wrote:

> For those multiple variety and multiple fruit(species) growers out
> there.  How do you time your sprays?
>
> Apples - is seems like some varities are in post-bloom while others
> are just entering full-bloom.
>
> And adding other fruits seems to complicate it.  Some fruits are in
> post-bloom just as other are starting to bloom.
>
> Are you out spraying every day?  Do you wait on some varieties to be
> able to spray all at once?
>
> (I should note that besides good control, one of my goals is to kill
> as few bees as possible)

     Chris:

     I put up with this for years.  To overcome the potential for killing
bees, spray at night and use reduced dosage of pesticides.  This will work in
a well pruned orchard.



Ed

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> Chris Mauchline
> SE PA, zone 6
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