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Monterey fungi fighter - days to harvest?

Posted by lsoh (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 11, 13 at 13:59

How long should I wait between applying monterey fungi fighter and harvest? For plums? For Cherries?

Sorry, I've read the bottle's label and searched the online pdf for key words, but I can't find it. Maybe it's a phrase that I don't recognize?


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RE: Monterey fungi fighter - days to harvest?

Read the label, that info is always there. I believe it is legal to spray up into harvest but most stonefruit seem to do fine if I stop spraying a month before or sooner. Cherries are the exception in rainy weather and often need spray right up into about a week before harvest. A little fungicide for breakfast is probably good for you.

RE: Monterey fungi fighter - days to harvest?

  • Posted by olpea zone 6 KS (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 12, 13 at 21:44

I looked at the electronic label and couldn't find the PHI either.

The only possibility that it would be omitted that I can think of is that, since it has a 0 PHI and a homeowner formulation, the PHI wouldn't be relevant and would perhaps confuse some homeowners.

I use the equivalent propiconazole (Bumper) and it has a 0 PHI. However, I don't spray it up to harvest on peaches, as I can't see any reason for it.

RE: Monterey fungi fighter - days to harvest?

Olpea sets me straight again. Not used to home owner labels and I'm surprised the requirements are not as strict.

I believe commercial growers keep spraying so fruit will less likely rot during shipping and on shelf.

RE: Monterey fungi fighter - days to harvest?

Thanks for your help. The folks at gardenweb are very helpful.

FYI. I sent an email to monterey customer service asking the same question. Didn't get a response.

RE: Monterey fungi fighter - days to harvest?

When mixing moterrey fungus fighter to water is it a good idea to add vinigar aswell?

RE: Monterey fungi fighter - days to harvest?

The label on my bottle indicates it is only to be sprayed on non-bearing fruit and nut trees which they further explain as meaning fruit not to be harvested for at least one year after application.

RE: Monterey fungi fighter - days to harvest?

According to this label it is fine for use on fruiting trees. It doesn't list a PHI, but it does say harmful if swallowed, so I wonder if it really could have a zero PHI.

Here is a link that might be useful: Label

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