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Asked by
redbellygeoff on
January 26, 2011

Q. I am a hobby fruit grower of 15yrs post code 5172 and frustrated with brod e

Brown rot is out of control. I spray with 4 different fungicides 6 to 10 times a year. I get rid of all last year’s fruit and leaves. What else can I do?

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Nikki on
January 26, 2011
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Asked by
Don on
February 20, 2011

Q. too much rain this month

I have planted about 8 fruit trees this month and the soil around them is very wet. What should I do?

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Heather on
February 22, 2011
Certified Expert
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There is not much you can do except keep an eye on them. You may want to pre-treat the soil with fungicide to help keep root rot from setting in.

If you are having issues with drainage now, even if it is due to heavy rains, this indicates that you may want to amend the soil to improve the drainage.

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Asked by
terrilynn on
April 2, 2011

Q. Ants

We have a bad ant problem. How can I stop them from attacking my flowers and leaves on my fruit trees? Thanks for your help. . . . . Terri

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 20, 2011

Q. Spraying

Is spraying for webworms safe after the fruit is already visible? What should I use?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 21, 2011
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Thuricide can be sprayed on any plant, vegetable or fruit without posing a hazard. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is another option. Since this is a selective insecticide, it kills tent caterpillars while remaining safe to humans. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/tent-worms-tent-caterpillar-home-remedy.htm

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Asked by
cool1l on
May 6, 2011

Q. disease on fruit tree

Large, green grey round marks on base and spreading up the tree to branches. Looks like mold of some kind. What do I treat with?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This is most likely lichen, and a symptom that the tree may be ill, as lichen usually like to attach to trees that are unhealthy. This article will explain more about lichen: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/treatment-tree-lichen.htm

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Asked by
alisa on
May 11, 2011

Q. Rotten Spots on Fruit

I have some black rotten spots on the fruit trees in my yard. What is the problem?

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Heather on
May 15, 2011
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Without knowing what fruit it is, I would suspect that it is black rot or brown rot. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/brown-rot-fungus.htm

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