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I have a small orchard of variety which consists of peaches, cherries, pears, and apples trees. I don't really know when to spray them for bugs and different diseases. Where can I look for good information? I like to have as many organic solutions, as I don't really agree with using chemicals. I also don't like complicated processes. Thanks.
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Iovanca from Breedesville, MI
You don't have spray you trees at all. Just dig s small ditch all way around the tree. Put in about one cup Epson Salts, cover and water. The bugs go down in soil in winter time and they suck the water and die.
Hello Iovanca - Run, don't walk, to your county's Extension Agent! Your county anything will know where it is, like your county auditor or whatever. They have publications for you, they have people who will come out to help you, they have so much! This will be the most completely amazing tip for you, go track them down and let them do their stuff! They are called 'Extension Agents' because they are an extension of the nearest "Land Grant" University. So You are getting a whole university of stuff through one office!
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