systemic insect and disease control

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systemic insect and disease control

Post by mattnhsiu » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:12 am

I have a small plot of plums, a pluot, culumnar peaches and culmnar apples...Is there a systemic insect disease treatment...similar say to Bonide's rose/flower drench....I love to be out, but time and family always lead to missed spray applications....and I always worry about sprays with kids and pet running around the yard. Welcome your thoughts on such approaches

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Re: systemic insect and disease control

Post by Appledoc » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:39 pm

I am not aware of a product that is registered to be used as a soil drench for systemic control of foliar and fruit diseases and insects under fruit trees where fruit is going to to be eaten. Some of them might be registered for ornamentals such as crabapples but the label specfically warns that fruits are not to be eaten. The problem might be that the pesticide residues within the fruit are too variable and might be too high with systemic uptake through the root system depending the amount of rainfall, etc. during the growing season, so such fruits are not to be eaten.

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