Tuesday, June 19, 2007

June sprays 1: ALTACOR for Peach Twig Borer (PTB)

This is one of the sprays Gary and Elsa suggested we apply to Peach trees.

In spring, PTB larvae bore into buds and developing shoots causing them to wilt and die. Larvae of the summer generations attack the fruit, usually making several entry holes near the stem end. Damaged fruit and twigs exude gum. See the pictures below.

So, meet ALTACOR.

ALTACOR controls Peach Twig Borer (PTB) and Oriental Fruit Moth (OFM). Apparently, this is highly selective and is perfectly safe for honeybees and other beneficial bugs.

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