Peach-tree Borers!


#141

I have more contenders I grafted last year I can move out of my little nursery bed to replace it but yeah was not happy to see the culprit. It turned out to be a pretty bad day for the borer too.


#142

I hope you stabbed it with a wire just for a revenge. Sorry for the loss.


#143

Smashed it with my fingers, lol.


#144

Look like you need to spray your little nursery bed.


#145

You may be correct, this is the first peach tree borer I have found. But I am sure there are probably more


#146

Hey yall. Checking in on trunk painting with neem. Hows it working, are trees ok with it?
Im going to try it this year if no one reports any issues. Mine is going over the white trunk paint. Is that ok to do?


#147

I’m still doing it, just painted a week ago. Putting it over white paint should not matter, if anything it will be better as the neem will not be directly on the bark.

In the last year I found one borer on 50 or so peach trees.


#148

Thank u Scott
Thats great numbers


#149

@Matt I have for the last four years bought a couple borer fly pheromone lures from Gardens Alive in Indiana. I use a cut off milk gallon jug coated with Tangletrap on the inside, and come mid to late summer, it is infested with borer flys stuck on the inside. Hundreds.


#150

Patrick do the traps catch pollinators i like the idea but dont want a lot of collateral damage


#151

No, I have not seen honeybees etc stuck in the Tanglefoot.


#152

I’m a big fan of Tanglefoot too. I haven’t see any honeybees stuck to it either. My guess is they don’t fly that close to the ground.


#153

Thanks


#154

Hey Matt so what did you end up using against the peach tree borers ?