Home Orchards: Table 5.5. Pesticide Recommendations for Stone Fruit

This schedule will not provide desirable control of brown rot unless there is Captan in the GPProduct mix.
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Home Orchards: Table 5.5. Pesticide Recommendations for Stone Fruit

Always consult the label before making pesticide applications. Labels vary greatly between commercial products of the same material. It is important to refer to the label for the best timing and application rates when applying pesticides. Also read the text for information on cultural practices to minimize the application of pesticides. Due to a wide array of various products containing the same active ingredient, for insecticide recommendations, when appropriate, the active ingredient is listed instead of the name of the formulated product.

Caution: Broad-spectrum insecticides (those with a large number of pests listed on the label) have significant potential to be harmful to non-target organisms such as bees and other beneficial or predatory insects.

Time to spraySuggested MaterialsPests to be Controlled
Dormant - before greenCopper
Oil
Leaf curl
scales, mites, aphidsb
Pink - just before blossoms openGPProduct mix
plus either
Captan or Chlorothalonil
Brown rot
plant bug
BloomChlorothalonil or CaptanBrown rot
Petal fallSame materials as for pink or
Esfenvalerate plus
Imidacloprid or
Malathion plus
Chlorothalonil or
Captan 50WP
Brown rot, cherry leaf spot, oriental fruit moth
curculio, aphids, plat bugb
Shuck fall - when most
shucks have fallen
Captan + myclobutanil

Esfenvalerate or carbaryl
scab, cherry leaf spot, bacterial spot, powdery mildew
Same as above
Early June - 14 days
after shuck fall
Captan + myclobutanil

Spinosad plus
Same materials as Shuck Fall
Brown rot, leaf spot

leafrollers, thrips
Oriental fruit moth, maggot, Japanese beetle
Before harvest - 3 weeks
before harvest
Captan + myclobutanil

Spinosad plus
Same materials as Shuck Fall
Brown rot, leaf spot

leafrollers, thrips
Oriental fruit moth, maggot, Japanese beetle
One week before
harvest and
during harvest
CaptanBrown rot
After harvest - need only
on cherry trees
immediately after harvest
GPProduct mix, or Chlorothalonil
Diazinon or Methoxychlor
Leaf spot

slugs, Japanese beetleb

a. Use the GPProduct mix or Methoxychlor and Malathion from the pink through the before harvest sprays.
b. Match pesticide efficacy against problem pests before selecting spray materials (see Table 5.4).