Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide
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Commercial fruit production has become a highly skilled, technical profession. Concerns for residues, operator risks, and the environment dictate that all fruit growers exercise extreme caution in the use of all pesticides and indeed, all chemicals. The EPA has designated a number of fruit pesticides as "restricted use." Growers who wish to use these restricted materials must be certified as private applicators. Certification requires that applicators understand the following: labels and labeling, safety factors, potential environmental concerns, identification of common pests encountered, pesticides and their usage, proper equipment use, application techniques, and applicable state and federal regulations. Training programs are offered to help you in certification. Contact your county Extension office for information.
These pest management recommendations have been formulated for your guidance to provide up-to-date information on pesticides and their applicability to your problem. It is suggested that you use this information to set up your own spray program. You should keep accurate records of materials used, date of application, stage of growth, and weather conditions. This guide contains sample record sheets. In case of questions, nothing beats a good set of records. Records are required for restricted use pesticide application.
- Spray schedule
- Insect pest problems
- Weed control
- Small fruit crops