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Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

Cherries

Cherries

Cherries
Dormant sprays

Apply before buds break in spring.

Mites, scale

  • Material
    dormant oil
  • Comments
    Oil smothers overwintering eggs of mites and scale.

Cherries
Bloom sprays

Apply when 25 percent of blossoms are open. Do not apply insecticides at this time — Save the bees.

Brown rot

  • Material
    chlorothalonil
    or myclobutanil
    or thiophanate-methyl
    or propiconazole
  • Comments
    Best control is achieved if an application is also applied at the prebloom or pink ("popcorn") stage.
    For propiconazole, start applications in early spring, and spray every 21 days, making no more than 4 applications.

Cherries
Petal-fall sprays

DormantApply when most of blossom petals have fallen.

Plum curculio

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or esfenvalerate
    or neem
    or gamma-cyhalothrin
  • Comments
    Neem (azadirachtin) is a botanical insecticide.

Scale

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or summer oil
  • Comments
    To prevent damage to foliage or fruits, never use a summer oil with captan, carbaryl, or other sulfur-containing pesticides. Allow at least 14 days between applications of sulfur-containing compounds and the use of a summer oil. Apply oil at temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit and below 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Aphids

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or malathion
    or insecticidal soap
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
    or neem
  • Comments
    For insecticidal soap repeat application 3 to 4 days later.
    For pyrethrin and rotenone premix, repeat application every 5 to 10 days or as needed, do not apply within 1 day of harvest.
    Neem (azadirachtin) is a botanical insecticide.

Cherries
Shuck-split sprays

Apply when shucks have split and are fallling from expanding fruit.

Plum curculio

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or neem
    or gamma-cyhalothrin
  • Comments
    See comments in "petal fall sprays" section.

Cherries
First cover sprays

Apply 10 days after shuck-fall.

Plum curculio, cherry fruit fly

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or malathion
    or esfenvalerate
    or neem
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
    or spinosad
    or gamma-cyhalothrin
  • Comments
    Maggot-infested fruit by the cherry fruit fly is often shrunken and misshapen, ripens earlier than surrounding fruit, and is unmarketable.
    Cherry fruit fly only: malathion, pyrethrins and rotenone, and spinosad.

Aphids

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or malathion
    or neem
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
    or insecticidal soap
  • Comments
    See comments in "petal fall sprays" section.

Scale

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or summer oil
  • Comments
    See comments in "petal fall sprays" section.

Brown rot

  • Material
    captan
    or myclobutanil
    or thiophanate-methyl
    or propiconazole

Cherries
Second cover sprays

Apply 10 days after first cover.

Aphids

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or malathion
    or neem
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
    or insecticidal soap
  • Comments
    See comments in "petal fall sprays" section.

Brown rot

  • Material
    captan
    or myclobutanil
    or thiophanate-methyl
    or propiconazole

Plum curculio, cherry fruit fly

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or malathion
    or esfenvalerate
    or neem
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
    or spinosad
    or gamma-cyhalothrin
  • Comments
    See comments in "first cover sprays" section.

Mites

  • Material
    summer oil
    or insecticidal soap
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
  • Comments
    To prevent damage to foliage or fruits, never use a summer oil with captan, carbaryl, or other sulfur-containing pesticides. Allow at least 14 days between applications of sulfur-containing compounds and the use of a summer oil. Apply oil at temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit and below 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Scale

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or summer oil
  • Comments
    See comments in "petal fall sprays" section.

Cherries
Additional cover sprays

Apply 10 days after second cover, then every 10 to 14 days.

Cherry fruit fly

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or malathion
    or esfenvalerate
    or neem
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
    or spinosad
    or gamma-cyhalothrin
  • Comments
    See comments in "first cover sprays" section.
  • Days between last application and harvest
    Table 2

Aphids

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or malathion
    or neem
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
    or insecticidal soap
  • Comments
    See comments in "petal fall sprays" section.
  • Days between last application and harvest
    Table 2

Mites

  • Material
    summer oil
    or insecticidal soap
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
  • Comments
    See comments in "second cover sprays" section.
  • Days between last application and harvest
    Table 2

Scale

  • Material
    carbaryl
    or summer oil
  • Comments
    See comments in "petal fall sprays" section.
  • Days between last application and harvest
    Table 2

Cherry leaf spot

  • Material
    myclobutanil
    or thiophanate-methyl
    or propiconazole
  • Comments
    Apply as soon as all the fruit have been harvested.

G6010, reviewed March 2011

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