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Re: [nafex] Spray Timing
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)
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.
> Chris Mauchline
> SE PA, zone 6
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