With the warm season upon us, right now is the ideal time to implement a well established maintenance program for your fruit trees. Let’s take a look at some necessary steps to ensure that your fruit trees are producing their best yield this season.
First, make sure to prune in the winter to correct any disease growth and to also prevent insect or fungus activity.
Next, apply dormant oil in the early spring while your tree is inactive to protect against any over-wintering insects. The best time to apply the oil is before the leaves or buds open.
Lastly, additional applications for fungicides or insecticides during the growing season may be necessary throughout the growing season. It is best to apply a fungicide during bloom, but make sure not to apply any insecticide after the buds bloom.
If you would like more information about fruit tree sprays, tree care services, or would like a free estimate for your trees this season, please call 1-800-533-6330.