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G6010, Reviewed March 2011

Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

Cherries

Cherries

Cherries
Dormant sprays

Apply before buds break in spring.

Mites, scale

Cherries
Bloom sprays

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

Brown rot

Cherries
Petal-fall sprays

DormantApply when most of blossom petals have fallen.

Plum curculio

Scale

Aphids

Cherries
Shuck-split sprays

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

Plum curculio

Cherries
First cover sprays

Apply 10 days after shuck-fall.

Plum curculio, cherry fruit fly

Aphids

Scale

Brown rot

Cherries
Second cover sprays

Apply 10 days after first cover.

Aphids

Brown rot

Plum curculio, cherry fruit fly

Mites

Scale

Cherries
Additional cover sprays

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

Cherry fruit fly

Aphids

Mites

Scale

Cherry leaf spot

G6010, reviewed March 2011

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