Anyone recognize what is going on at the end of the branches of this peach tree??
Flagging shoots from oriental fruit moth.
Hello welcome. @millpondfarm
The very end of the branch is dark but very blurry. Did something take a bite off of it?
Thanks for the feedback — it’s oriental fruit moth! I will order the traps. So great to have found this forum :))
You will have to spray to kill the OFM. I have very few fruits but I’m spraying so they don’t set up shop.
A trap is usually used for finding out when they arrive and when you should start spraying.
I am surprised that they arrived to you already. Have you seen any flagging shoots of your peach tips?
There is a mating disruption approach but if you only have a peach tree or two, I don’t know if you want to invest.