When is the best time to spray plum trees for fruit fly and how often

They are big trees and generally only throw small fruit around 3cm to 4cm in diameter.Is there a way in getting bigger fruit on these trees? But firstly could you please help with the fruit fly issue.. Thanks Matt..


26 September 2012 08:04 AM

Hi Matt,

You can protect your trees from being attacked by using a fruit fly control. Yates Natures Way Fruit Fly Control will control this pest. This product contains Spinosad, an insecticide derived from naturally occurring beneficial soil bacteria, which kills fruit flies, and a protein and sugar based bait which fruit flies can detect from several metres away. You will need to start spraying as soon as fruit flies are seen. The product is applied as either a band or a spot spray to the trunk and lower foliage of the tree. The product needs to be applied on a weekly basis and re-applied sooner if there has been rain. To improve the health of your tree and to enhance the fruiting, we would suggest you apply a good fertiliser such as Thrive Citrus and Fruit Natural Pelletised Plant Food.

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Pests