In Bloom on the Palouse: Dormant Fruit Sprays – April 15, 2019

If you enjoy summertime fruit from your backyard orchard, but you struggle with insects, pests or disease, you should consider using a horticulture & dormant spray oil.

By applying a horticulture & dormant spray oil to your fruit trees, you not only control pests during the growing season, but also protect them from potential diseases. So keep your fruit trees healthy by giving them a nice douse of horticulture & dormant spray oil. We sell two brands Bonide and Monterey; both are labeled for organic gardening and are available in both our store locations (while supplies last).

For best results, apply to your fruit trees in late winter or early spring (use as directed on the product label). The two sprays we stock may be used all season, during the “Dormant Stage” (before buds show green tissue), at the “Green Tip Stage” (when leaves of blossom buds are bursting and show about 1/8 to 1/4 in of green color, at the “Delayed Dormant Stage” (when the leaves of the blossom buds are out from 1/4 to 1/2 in), or during the “Growing Season.”

Horticulture & Dormant Oil Spray is predominantly made up of mineral oil as the active ingredient. Spraying your fruit trees with this oil, essentially smothers and kills existing spider mites, larva, and eggs. It also can control eggs of red spiders, scale insects, aphids, bud moths, leaf rollers, red bugs, codling moths, blister miters, galls, whiteflies, mealy bugs, and other insects. It is highly recommended for use on fruit trees, shade trees, shrubs, ornamentals, roses, and vegetables.

Questions, comments or concerns? Contact our Lawn and Garden professionals today!

PULLMAN | | 509.332.262
MOSCOW | | 208.882.4716

Thanks for reading,

Barb Shores
Nursery Sales Manager/Buyer

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