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  1. Is It Ok to Use 15-15-15 Fertilizer on Fruit Tree’s?
  2. I am a hobby fruit grower of 15yrs post code 5172 and frustrated with brod e
  3. too much rain this month
  4. Ants
  5. Spraying
  6. disease on fruit tree
  7. Rotten Spots on Fruit
Asked by yoyo on January 22, 2011
Is It Ok to Use 15-15-15 Fertilizer on Fruit Tree’s?

Can I use a balanced fertilizer on fruit trees?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

For most fruit trees this is ok. I would recommend getting yearly soil tests done at your local extension service to help make sure that your soil's nutrients remain balanced over time.

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Asked by redbellygeoff on January 26, 2011
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
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Asked by Don on February 20, 2011
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
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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
Spraying

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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