Bill discusses how to keep pests from ruining an apple or pear crop using a spring spray program.
I am going to need this! I already knew about it, and bought it, but I was
super glad to see someone else using it too!
Interesting, I grow both walnuts and apple and I have never seen codling
moth in the walnuts only Walnut Husk fly. You are correct, codling moth
will attack walnuts but in my yard they seem to only like apples and pears.
Make sure to use some Spinosad with the oil on your walnuts and clean up
any nuts that fall. The worms will survive the compost heap so dispose of
them by burying or sending to the dump.
your the man! appreciate the input, i clone like a mutherF#$ already,
otyher plants but ill throw in some Pguava and put em everywere, luuks like
they make a great hedge in other online pics, thanks for all the info, ima
plant a hachiya persimmon on this land, when i can afford it), realy
enjoying the vids, amdanm do you get around the country!
I actually dislike spraying but some problems just get too big without it.
I tried many things on the codling moth before I resorted to Spinosad. I
like Spinosad because it is a bacteria and specific to insects. I dislike
it because it takes out beneficals that might be present along with pests.
Targeted spraying so you can take out the problem with mimimal use is the
key. Spinosad does work on the Citrus Leaf miner but I have let that pest
alone because it’s damage is mostly cosmetic.
thats what i call living the life! yeah it may be about plus or minus ten
yearz but our Pguave is about 40 years old along with out two orange trees,
very old but there on tehre way out, the Pguavas however luuks like healthy
young tree’s. i love to bake with the hachiya persimmon around thanksgiving
and xmas cause you gotta wait till there super soft, never eaten a
persimmon like a non astrigent yet. thanks for the vids and everything else
like yourr time. Off to amend the Hardpan dirt!
Nobody’s ever told me that about young fruit before. I’ll keep that in
mind. Would a pic of the tree help? I don’t think it’s planted too deep
because i was careful to plant it just above the root ball. Perhaps it’s
water, though I water it every day. Is there any other way to tell exactly
what it may be? Would it be in my interest to dig it up and replant? It
seemed to be doing fine for a few wks but then just took a turn for the
Sean, Digging it up is never a good idea unless the problem was with
placement or planting depth. It sounds like a newly planted tree. Water
problems are 90% with new plants. The planting depth should be higher than
grown in the nursery, not level. You seldom rot a trunk through that fast
though. Watering once a week is good with a nice flood. Do you have a basin
around the drip line to hold the water? Check original potting soil with a
moisture meter. Over fertilizing is possible too.
Y there’s a basin and I water it pretty well almost every day. I’ve
fertilized it every wk (give or take) with the MIracle Gro organic. I’m
doing the same things I’m doing with my other new peach and it’s doing
great. They’re only 50ft apart so most of the conditions should be the same.
When a person sprays will depend on the climate you live in. Fresno is
warmer than the Bay Area, the emergence of your moths is probably earlier.
You have several cycles of these moths in a year, one in spring and another
in summer. Never spray when there are flowers in the trees. Use coddling
moth traps to determine when you should spray. I believe your fruit is
already infected, thin down the apple with frass and put up traps for the
second wave. See my June Drop in Apples video.
Thanks again for the tips :))
Good luck with your crops and thanks for watching.
Thanks, I needed this…
Hey Bill, I moved into a new VT home and found out my yard has 1 Wolf River
Apple Tree and 2 Macoun’s. They’re within 50 feet of eachother, but I’m
concerned there wont be enough for cross-pollination? Also, I didn’t know
they were apple trees until it was too late, I never sprayed or pruned the
1st year. Only a few apples have appeared and many leaves are brown. Should
I bother doing anything this summer/fall, or just wait and prune in the
winter and start from scratch next spring?
You and I both know that your apple shouldn’t have dead leave in August.
The problem is, what killed the leaves? Before deciding on any course of
action the cause of the damage should be identified. Then you will know how
to act. If you were here in the Bay Area I would say that your leaves are
dead from a disease called Fire Blight. Pruning this out takes special
precautions because you can spread the disease. Your County AG agent should
see samples of the tree for an identification.
Excellent. I’ve been searching for exactly this kind of information. Thank
Hi, I bought the Spinosad and Bonide All Seasons oil. I will follow your
suggestions to apply the spray this spring for my apple and asian pear
trees. One question. I bought the liquid copper as well. Should I use it at
silver tip as suggested on the label, or I just don’t use the liquid copper
at all? I did use the liquid copper last year as suggested on the label for
fire blight. It didn’t seemed help at all. Again I am in Fresno CA. Thanks.
great video it really helped me.
Watching your videos helps out! Our season here in Alabama is running
behind yours. Our pear tree is flowering now. I believe they started
opening yesterday. Though I wasn’t able to finish pruning the beast.
I am wondering where most of the moths come from, California isnt a really
big apple state like Washington. I know someone with a few crab apples. I
kind of wonder if bradford pears can harbor those pests, its a really
common street and landscaping tree here. I don’t know why people plant
them, they grow fast but the flowers stink and the wood is weak, the trees
have to be hard pruned or most of the branches get heavy, fall out and the
stress kills the trees.
Hey there.. Thank you very much for your time in making this video. Very
informative as I am just getting started with my orchard. Deer, flooding,
and fire blight have been my worst enemies over the past two years. Thanks
again. Great Video!
Thank you Bill, this was very helpful. I have ordered the products you
recommended. I just have one question…what is the ratio for mixing the
Horticultural Oil with the Spinosad? Half and half or something else?
BTW, I also have the Fire Blight. It was so nice to finally know what was
wrong with my apple trees and be able to treat them accordingly. I will be
sure to use the alcohol between cuts to try and rid the tree of the Fire
Blight. GREAT VIDEO…you are so appreciated for this information. I am in
Riverside County, in the city of Corona, CA.
One more thing…do you know how to get rid of the Figeater Beetle. I have
3 fig trees and my neighbors have some as well. They are horrible and
growing in population every year. I’ve looked on the internet and cannot
find any info on how to get rid of them. It’s so bad I can’t even go in my
backyard without hearing that loud buzzing noise and them dive bombing me.
I run in the house screaming. Besides that they are eating my delicious
HEY GUY I.M IN CLEVE. OHIO. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SPRAY BONIDE ORCHARD
SPRAY FOR MOTHS ECT. DIRECTIONS SAY TO ONLY SPRAY TWICE A YEAR. ALSO WHAT
HAPPENS IF YOU SPRAY MORE THAN TWICE LIKE EVERY 2 -3 WEEKS ? WON’T HEAVY
RAIN CONDITIONS WARRANT MORE SPRAYING THEN 2 TIMES? I HAVE ONE GALA APPLE
Read the instructions on the Bonide insecticide. There are so many
precautions, what makes this organic? Do you know ingredients
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