NSW DPI fact sheet recommends trifloxystrobin as a treatment which i note is an active ingredient in Zaleton, but the product description does not mention any use on a fruit tree. Can this product be used ?
17 May 2013 03:33 AM
You are quite right, Trifloxystrobin is one of the active constituents in the product Yates Zaleton Dual Action Systemic Fungicide, however the product Yates Zaleton Dual Action Systemic Fungicide does not have registration for use on edible crops and can only be used on ornamental plants and lawns. Shortly your apple tree will going into its deciduous stage. When the tree is free of leaves it can be sprayed with Lime Sulfur. This product will clean up any pests or disease that tend to over-winter on the tree. Pick up any of the leaves that have fallen onto the ground and dispose of them. To protect your tree against apple scab, bitter rot and powdery mildrew, you can spray your tree at green tip stage with Yates Leaf Curl Copper Fungicide Spray and then spray with Mancozeb Plus when the risk of disease is high.