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When can I spray for fruit fly on my apple tree

I have fruit on my apple tree not yet ripe, can I spray for fruit fly, when should I be spraying my trees, is it too late, and what spray should I use

Fruit and Citrus • Pests

Hi Charmian,

The pest that you will need to control on your apple tree is Codling Moth. Spraying should start from late October up until picking. The product to use is called Yates Success Ultra. It is important to start spraying in early spring during early flower bloom and early fruit set. Spray the tree every 7 to 14 days when pests are active. Spray all foliage including the undersides of the leaves. There is a with holding for this product. Ensure that fruit is not picked for 7 days after spraying.



Answered: 30 Oct, 2019

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