I’m looking for a little reassurance before I spray dormant oil/copper on my pear trees. The fruit buds on my pear tree are slightly swelling and I just want to make sure it is still safe for my trees to be sprayed. Any comments are welcome, even the critical ones. Thanks, Bill
Bill, I spray copper at full dormant strength at swelled buds. Its only when leaves start showing that you enter the risk zone for damage.
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are you the BCSchamps Bill?
Appleseed70. Yes I am. It is early but this site has big potential for the ones who focus mainly on fruit growing. My fruit trees only consist of what will fit on my 1/2 acre lot. I’m wondering if we need to start a new topic so everyone who crossed over can list their before and after names. Thanks for asking, Bill
I’m super glad you are here Bill.
Update. Immediately after spraying the trees they looked dirty and oily. Looked over the trees today and they look so much better. Apparently the oil/copper along with rain has a cleansing effect. The pear buds are swelling and it won’t be long before I’ll see flowers. Bill