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Spraying Nectarine Trees

A proper and consistent spray schedule is important to the survival of your fruit tree. From diseases to pests, many potential issues can be prevented with spraying before they even begin! To reap its benefits, spraying should be done consistently and thoroughly following the guidelines below.

NOTE: This is part 8 in a series of 10 articles. For a complete background on how to grow nectarine trees, we recommend starting from the beginning.

Before you begin, read and follow all instructions on labels.

When To Spray

Leaf fall in late autumn

  • Bonide® Fung-onil™ Fungicide for leaf curl.

During New Growth

  • Bonide® Fung-onil™ Fungicide for shot hole, brown rot blossom blight and scab.

Pre Bloom

  • Bonide® Captan Fruit & Ornamental for corynem blight (peach blight, shothole).

Full Bloom

  • Bonide® Captan Fruit & Ornamental for brown rot and scab.

At the First Sign of:

  • Bonide® Captain Jack’s™ Deadbug Brew for leafrollers, borers and Japanese beetles (not for use on large trees).
  • Bonide® Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray for scale, plant bugs, aphids, caterpillars, brown rot, mites, scab and powdery mildew.
  • Bonide® Total Pest Control for tent caterpillars.
  • Serenade® Garden Disease Control for leaf spot, scab and powdery mildew.
  • Bonide® Thuricide® Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) for leafrollers and caterpillar.
  • GardenTech® Sevin® Concentrate Bug Killer for scale, leafrollers, aphids, mites and borers (not for use on large trees).
  • Bayer Advanced™ Complete Insect Killer for scale, leafroller, aphids, oriental fruit moth, rose chafer, mites, borers and Japanese beetles (not for use on large trees).
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