Well, my surround came in a day early today, so after I got my new batch of strawberries planted, I wanted to spray because it’s supposed to be in 60s tonight and tomorrow night, so I was worried about PC. I’ve already seen some hits on the plums and some apples, so I wanted to get something on them.
I cut open the bag and poured in a little more than 2 cups with a half gallon of water in my one gallon sprayer, waited for it to settle, shook it up, and then added another half gallon and shook that up, and headed out. Forgot to add any soap, tho.
I hit the wild plum first, I set the sprayer to a fine mist, and hit the branches the best I could, but it seemed to just drip off the tiny fruit, so I hope it leaves enough to work.
I then hit the Alkmene apple, it seemed to “stick” better to the little fruitlets. After that, I sprayed the few pears that have set, same sort of look as the plum, just seemed to drip off.
I went up the hill and hit some of the old apple trees that have already set a lot of fruit, and then the few apples that have set on my Goldrush, Liberty, Grimes Golden and Pristine trees. My last spray was on our unknown tart cherry that already has some small fruit on it, don’t know if it needed it, but thought it couldn’t hurt.
Most of the spray was used on the old trees, but still had about a quarter gallon left. It was almost dark, so I called it a day.
I’ll know how well it did tomorrow after it’s had time to dry. I’m just concerned that on the plum and pears, it didn’t seem to stick. Is this to be expected, and if it still looks thin, should I spray again? Did not adding soap make a difference in coverage?
Thanks for all the help and info. It’s nice to be actually having some fruit to spray now after three years of waiting.