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Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

Table 2

Common insecticide and fungicide brand names and days between last application and date of harvest

Pesticides in this publication are listed by common name. Brand-named products usually available in Missouri are listed in this chart. Undoubtedly, other brand names are available. No discrimination is intended, and no endorsement is implied. Consult the labels for appropriate rates.

Insecticides

Bacillus thuringiensis

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Dipel Dust
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Note
      A biological insecticide.

Carbaryl

  • Brand name
    • Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer for Gardens
    • Ferti-lome Liquid Carbaryl Garden Spray
    • GardenTech Sevin Concentrate Bug Killer
    • Gordon's Liquid Dura-Spray Carbaryl
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • 3 – apple, pear, cherry, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines
    • 7 – strawberries, grapes, brambles, dewberries, blueberries

Esfenvalerate

  • Brand name
    • Ortho Bug-B-Gon Multi-Purpose Insect Killer
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • See label for details

Gamma-cyhalothrin

  • Brand name
    • Spectracide Triazicide
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • 21 – apple
    • 14 – peaches, nectarines, cherry

Imidacloprid

  • Brand name
    • Bayer Advanced Tree & Shrub Insect Control
    • Bonide Annual Tree & Shrub Insect Control
    • Gordon's Tree & Shrub Insect Killer
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Applied as a drench around tree trunk. For use on apple, pear. Do not make more than one application per year.

Insecticidal soap

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Insect Killing Soap
    • Concern Insect Killing Soap
    • Safer Insecticidal Soap
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Can be applied up to day of harvest.

iron phosphate

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Slug Magic
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • May be used up to and including the day of harvest.

Malathion

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Malathion
    • Bonide Fruit Tree Spray
    • Gordon's Malathion 50% Spray
    • Hi-Yield 55% Malathion Spray
    • Ortho Malathion Plus
    • Spectracide Malathion Insect Spray
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Can be applied up to day of harvest. of bramble, blueberries, boysenberries, dewberries, loganberries
    • 1 – pear
    • 3 – apple, cherry, strawberry, grapes
    • 7 – peaches, apricots

Metaldehyde

  • Brand name
    • Ferti-lome Snail and Slug Killer Pellets
    • Ortho Bug-Geta Plus Snail, Slug Killer
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Apply to the soil and not directly on plants. Do not apply to edible parts or foliage.

Neem (azadirachtin)

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap
    • Ferti-lome Triple Action Plus
    • Green Light Neem  
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Can be applied up to day of harvest.

Oil, dormant and summer

  • Brand name
    • Bonide All Seasons Horticulture Spray Oil
    • Dragon Horticultural Spray Oil
    • Ferti-lome Dormant & Summer Oil Spray
    • Gordon's Dormant Oil Spray
    • Ortho Volck Oil Spray
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Can be applied up to day of harvest.

Permethrin

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Vegetable, Fruit & Flower Concentrate
    • Hi-Yield Lawn, Garden, Pet & Livestock Insect Control
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Do not apply after apple petal fall.
    • 7 – peaches
    • 14 – pear, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries

Pyrethrins

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Liquid Rotenone-Pyrethrins Spray
    • Gordon's Garden Guard
    • Green Light Fruit Tree Spray
    • Spectracide Garden Insect Killer
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • 1 – all fruits and berries listed

Spinosad

  • Brand name
    • Ferti-lome Borer, Bagworm, Tent Caterpillar & Leafmiller Spray
    • Bonide Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew Concentrate
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • 1 – nectarines, strawberry
    • 3 – bramble, blueberries, loganberries, gooseberries, current
    • 7 – apple, cherry, plum, grapes
    • 14 – peaches, apricots

Fungicides

Bordeaux mixture

  • Brand name
    • Gordon's Bordeaux Fungicide
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • See label for details.

Captan

  • Brand name
    • Hi-Yield Captan Fungicide 50 percent WP
    • Bonide Captan 50 percent WP
    • Bonide Captan Fruit & Ornamental
    • Gordon's Liquid Fruit Tree Spray
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • See label for details.

Chlorothalonil

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Fung-onil Multipurpose Fungicide
    • Ferti-lome Landscape & Garden Fungicide
    • GardenTech Daconil Fungicide Concentrate
    • Hi-Yield Vegetable, Flower, Fruit and Ornamental Fungicide
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • See label for details.

Copper

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide RTU
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • See label for details.

Lime-sulfur

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Lime Sulfur Spray
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • See label for details.

Mancozeb

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Mancozeb Flowable
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • 66 – grapes

Myclobutanil

  • Brand name
    • Spectracide Immunox
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • 14 – apples, grapes
    • 7 – peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines

Propiconazole

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Infuse Systemic Disease Control
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Start applications in early spring, and spray every 21 days, making no more than 4 applications.

Streptomycin

  • Brand name
    • Ferti-lome Fire Blight Spray
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Do not apply when fruit is visible.

Sulfur

  • Brand name
    • Bonide Sulfur Plant Fungicide
    • Ferti-lome Wettable Dusting Sulfur
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Can be applied up to day of harvest.

Thiophanate-methyl

  • Brand name
    • Ferti-lome Halt Systemic Spray
  • Days between last application and date of harvest
    • Can be applied up to day of harvest.

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