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G6010, Revised August 2014

Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

Peaches

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots
Dormant sprays

Apply before buds swell in spring.

Mites, scale

Peach leaf curl, plum pockets

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots
Prebloom or 'popcorn' sprays

DormantApply when buds show white, pink or red.

Plant bugs, stink bugs

Brown rot, scab, leaf spot

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots
Bloom sprays

DormantApply when 25 percent of blossoms are open. Do not use insecticides during the bloom period — Save the bees.

Brown rot, scab

Powdery mildew, leaf spot

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots
Petal-fall sprays

DormantApply when most of blossom petals have fallen.

Oriental fruit moth, plum curculio

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Plant bugs, stink bugs

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Coryneium blight

Brown rot, scab

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots
Shuck-split sprays

DormantApply about 10 days after petal-fall spray.

Brown rot, scab

Mites

Plum curculio oriental fruit moth

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Plant bugs, stink bugs

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Powdery mildew

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots
First and second cover sprays

Apply 10 days after shuck-split and again 10 days later.

Plum curculio, oriental fruit moth

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Plant bugs, stink bugs

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Mites

Lesser peachtree borer

Brown rot, scab

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots
Summer cover sprays

Apply at 10- to 14-day intervals.

Oriental fruit moth

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Mites

Powdery mildew

Aphids

Brown rot

Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots
Preharvest sprays

Apply 1 to 2 weeks before harvest.

Green June beetle. Japanese beetle

Spotted wing drosophila

Oriental fruit moth

Aphids

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