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  • From: Deb Schneider <>
  • To: nafex mailing list at ibiblio <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] European Apple Sawfly
  • Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 13:10:30 -0400

A friend of mine has lost all her apples to drop for several years. I
found a reference to carbyl (sp?) possibly being the culprit. She is going
without this spray, so we will see if she gets any apples.

Sorry, not "know", but some input anyway.

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Steve <> wrote:

> Last spring, my apples were quite over run by sawflys. I promised myself
> that this year, I would spray soon after petal fall to knock the
> population back down. The last of the petals fell off earlier this week.
> I have Sevin (Carbaryl) and it is one of the pesticides recommended for
> European Apple Sawfly.
> Sevin is also sometimes used to make apples drop to avoid hand thinning.
> Does anyone here know (not guess) that apples will not be excessively
> thinned if Sevin is sprayed when the apples are not much bigger that a
> pea? Does Sevin work better to thin apples later during the normal June
> drop time and not so much early?
> Steve in the Adirondacks
> PS Last Saturday it was in the 30s all day, maybe hit 40 for a few
> minutes. Today (six days later), I'm sitting here sweating. It's humid
> and heading into the mid 80s.
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  • Re: [nafex] European Apple Sawfly, Deb Schneider, 05/31/2013

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