When2spray apricot,plum4 curling leaf .1when the flowers buds swell ,start open 2 leaves buds swell,start open

Always flowers buds are starting open first. Is kill bees if spray on flowers , are they polinate?

yates

28 August 2020 09:37 AM

Thank you for contacting Yates.

For Liquid Copper and Leaf Curl Copper Fungicide should be applied during flower buds swell but before buds opening, so there shouldn't be any bees foraging.

For Lime Sulfur, best to apply while trees are in dormancy prior budswell.  

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

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