[NAFEX] Plum Question

Dennis Norton dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Fri Sep 22 08:36:34 EDT 2006

Assail 70 WP is a wettable powder for the control of sucking pests.  It is
acetamiprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide.   Surround never did the job for 

Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Claude Jolicoeur" <cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca>
To: "Dennis Norton" <dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com>; "North American 
Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Plum Question

> Dennis,
> Excuse my ignorance... What is Assail? Is it a chemical insecticide - of 
> what type? Is it accepted for bio growing?
> Have you tried Surround?
> Claude Jolicoeur,
> Quebec.
> At 12:39 2006-09-21, you wrote:
>>We have been growing apples, peaches, plums and pears here at Royal Oak 
>>since 1992.  We have the same plum curculio issues you all seem to be 
>>with, but we use Assail for them with good success.  Since we are an IPM
>>orchard, we try to control our pest with as little spraying as possible. 
>>have no greater pressure on the plum trees than we do on the apples.  This
>>year was especially heavy for PC, but Assail did do the job.  We also use
>>Assail for codling moth and try to time the curculio spray with the 
>>moth spray.  Assail calls for a higher rate for curcullio so we use the
>>curculio rate.  Granted, we use our data from our wireless weather station
>>to give us the correct timing, but if you spray at plum petal fall that
>>should take care of them.  Imidan is also good on curculio as well as
>>codling moth.  Imidan is a contact spray and Assail has to be ingested.
>>With Assail you will still see some strikes on the fruit, but  you will 
>>to decide if that is acceptable.  Just thought I would toss in my 2 cents
>>Dennis Norton
>>Royal Oak Farm Orchard

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