Thanks Richard, I have been growing fruit and berries for years, mostly in Portland, OR and I never used any sprays or treatments, and the bugs became horrible, and I would get nothing. So, I started bagging all my apples and some pears. But bagging doesn’t work for peaches and plums, and so those never went well either.
But now I live in Kentucky and have a few older trees (two apples, one plum, one peach ) that came with the property. They all have lots of bug and disease issues, based on what I saw on them last year when we moved here. So, I am trying to get on top of those, and at the same time I am planting a good number of new fruit tree and berries, and this time around I want to be on top of all of these things, and not have the same problems I had back in Portland, where the bugs got most all of it.
I also really don’t want these older established trees to bring their problems to my new trees.
So, I have been going over Scott’s Low Impact Spray Schedule, and trying to learn as much as i can and to apply that. And sulphor seems to be one of the main thing he reccommends.
I already bought Surround, Spinosad, and Bt from Seven Springs, but they were unable to ship to KY I guess, so that is one item I still wanted to add to my arsenhl.
I still am trying to learn exactly what all problems I have with my trees, OMF is clearly one of them, and by the poor quality of the diseased looking apples I saw, a bunch more.
We just moved her last year, so this summer is when I will try to learn more about what problems exist. I still have a lot to learn being in a new place on how to identify them.
Back in Portland, Coddling moth, and Apple maggot were my big arch enemies.