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Charmian
01:22PM, 30 Oct 2009
Answer: Hi Charmian, The pest that you will need to con...
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Michael
worms inside the apples and nectarines and plums how do I kill them

I have purchased some Yates "Success" but it does not say it is suited for that problem

Submitted: 09:54AM, 15 Dec 2009
Answer: Dear Michael,
It appears that your fruit trees have been attacked by fruit fly.
Success is for the control of caterpillars on fruit & vegetables but it does not control fruit fly.
There are two products in the Yates range that you can spray to control fruit fly.
Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control contains spinosad(a naturally occurring beneficial soil bacteria) and a protein and sugar based bait. When this product is sprayed onto the foliage it will attract the fruit fly and when consumed, will kill the fruit fly. This product needs to be spot sprayed onto the lower foliage and trunk as soon as fruit fly are first seen in your garden and should be sprayed every 7 days until the fruit is ready for harvest. There is no withholding period for this product.
Lebaycid Fruit Fly & Insect Killer is a contact and penetrant nerve poison. You will need to spray the trees and fruit thoroughly following directions on the label with regard to timing and the development of the fruit. There is a withholding period of 3 days for stone fruit and 7 days for all other edible fruit.
At this stage, remove any infected fruit from the trees and any that have fallen onto the ground and dispose of them. You may still be able to save some of the crop that have not already been attacked but you will need to give them protection by spraying with either of the product mentioned above.
I hope you are able to harvest some of your crop.
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:59PM, 17 Dec 2009

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