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HELP: borer treatment on fruit trees....?

Posted by vieja z7NM (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 20, 12 at 11:57

In the past I have used one kind/variety of mothballs (another kind doesn't work!)& also 'Bore-Sol' around the soil on the fruit trees but it (& most other kinds!) are no longer available. On the ash tree borers we used ACE pellets pounded into the bark as the sap went up in the spring... but cannot be used for fruit trees. Now I find Bayer has a product: Bayer Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed Dual-Action Formula for borers that can be used in the soil around fruit trees BUT... the fruit that year cannot be eaten! Anyone have something else that can be used for fruit tree borers?

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RE: HELP: borer treatment on fruit trees....?

Triazide sprayed around the base at petal fall and again a month later would probably do the trick. Cornell recommends this timing with other pyrethroids for NY growers.

Of course, it would be better to run with recs from your own states land grant university.

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