Now is the time to spray your fruit trees

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Warmer weather is settling in and it's bringing many fruit trees in the area into bloom. The buds on apple trees, peach, pear, and plum trees are all starting to open up into a flower. Each bloom represents a fruit that’s going to be produced.

If you plan to spray your fruit trees, right now is the time to get started. Insects and diseases can affect your trees anytime from the time the blooms occur up until the day of harvest.  A good spray to use should include both insecticides and fungicides so it combats several things at once. To raise fruit like you see in the grocery store, with no blemishes on the fruit and no worms in it, you have to spray on a regular basis. The type of sprays you use for fruit trees will wash off when it rains. So you need to spray on a regular basis right up to a short time before harvest. One spraying just won’t do it.