Spraying Peach Trees

Spraying peach trees will not only keep you in peaches, spraying your peach trees will protect and prolong the trees' lives.

Spraying Peach Trees

Peach trees are not as hardy as you might think. These trees are susceptible not only to bad bugs, which you want to keep off of your fruit as well as the trees, but to fungal infections.

When should you spray your peach trees? Unfortunately, there isn't one answer that will cover everyone. It all depends your climate, in addition to the type of problem that your tree is experiencing. For example, if your tree has peach leaf curl, you should treat your tree with a fungicide after the leaves have fallen from the trees, which is climate dependent. In addition, you may have to spray the tree a second time while the tree is still dormant if you experience a very wet winter. No heavy rains, no extra treatment.

Peach tree borers are a common pest nationwide. These insects lay their eggs in the soil or bark near the base of the tree during the mid-summer months. After about a week, the larvae hatch and start to consume the sapwood of the tree.

You can help prevent peach tree borer infestations by painting the tree white at the bottom of the tree to seal any cracks. You might also be able to dig up the larvae. Ask your local nursery for recommendations about chemical sprays should you find these insects too difficult to control.

Take samples of your peach tree problems to your local nursery and ask for advice. You should not only get information to attack the particular problem, but information on how to address spraying peach trees in your climate overall.

Follow the directions on your pesticides and fungicides exactly. Don't forget to wear protective clothing if needed.

Keep in mind that spraying your peach trees alone will not completely keep them healthy. They should also be fertilized. In addition, pruning the peach tree is another key to having a healthy tree. You want to make sure that the air and sunshine can circulate between the tree's branches.

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