Stone Fruit Insect and Mite Control Toolbox - Insecticide and Miticide Timing

Timing of a spray application in relation to insect and mite biology is important for achieving the best results.
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Stone Fruit Insect and Mite Control Toolbox - Insecticide and Miticide Timing

Timing of Treatment Based on Insect or Mite Pest to be Controlled

Please refer to product labels and the Penn State Extension Tree Fruit Production Guide for details on chemical use at each timing.

Time of sprayBMSBERMGPAJBLPTBLRLSOFMPCPTPTBSBSJSTPBTSMWFT
Dormant+++++++
Pink
Petal fall++++++++++++++++
Shuck fall++++++++++++++
First cover++++++++++++++++
Second cover+++++++++++++++++++
Third cover++++++++++++++++++++
Fourth cover++++++++++++++++++++
Fifth cover++++++++++++++++++++++

++ = ideal timing of material for control; + = presence of pest and possible control; -- = control generally not needed

BMSB = brown marmorated stink bug; ERM = European red mite; GPA = green peach aphid; JB = Japanese beetle; LPTB = lesser peachtree borer; LS = lecanium scale; LR = leafrollers; OFM = Oriental fruit moth; PC = plum curculio; PT = pear thrips; PTB = peachtree borer; SB = native stink bugs; SJS = San Jose scale; TPB = tarnished plant bug; TSM = twospotted spider mite; WFT= western flower thrips