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Monterey Fungii Fighter-Spray fruit or leaves?

Posted by ramble 6 (My Page) on
Sat, May 19, 12 at 17:34

Can I just spray the fruit and not the leaves? (I have dwarfs so I can easily do it). Or must I also spray the leaves?

Spraying for Brown Rot.


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RE: Monterey Fungii Fighter-Spray fruit or leaves?

What fruit tree are you spraying?


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RE: Monterey Fungii Fighter-Spray fruit or leaves?

Spraying Japanese plums and sweet cherries.


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RE: Monterey Fungii Fighter-Spray fruit or leaves?

I would imagine spraying the fruits is all you would need. The last spray of permethrin, i mixed up a small handheld bottle and hand sprayed each individual fruit (took a long time).


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RE: Monterey Fungii Fighter-Spray fruit or leaves?

Brown rot can infect twigs and shoot tips. You can see if its on shoots by noticing oozing spots. On shoot tips they get slimy and eventually die. These two forms seem to arise for me only if I have a lot of brown rot spores around. So, I would spray everything if you had a serious outbreak in the last year, and if not you are probably OK with just hitting the fruit.

Scott


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RE: Monterey Fungii Fighter-Spray fruit or leaves?

  • Posted by olpea zone 6 KS (My Page) on
    Sat, May 19, 12 at 22:32

You can just spray the fruit if you want. As far as propiconazole goes, spraying the fruit is all that is needed to protect fruit against BR.

It is effective against mildew and cherry leaf spot, and as Scott mentioned, may have some efficacy against BR on shoots, so you wouldn't get those benefits if you just sprayed the fruit.

I think the bottom line is if you just want to protect a few fruits from BR, spraying just the fruits is a fine idea.


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RE: Monterey Fungii Fighter-Spray fruit or leaves?

Called the company. Don said I'd be better off spraying the leaves and fruit and TRUNK too, because the spores are everywhere.

But, he said I could probably just spray the fruit since Monterey Fungii Fighter is absorbed into what it's sprayed on. Meaning it is absorbed superficially, locally. So, it wouldn't circulate thru the tree once the leaves absorbed it.

Bottom-line. You guys/ladies know as much or more than they do.


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