SPRAY GUIDE FOR STONE FRUITS
Autumn Spray peaches/nectarines at leaf fall with a copper based spray eg Bordeaux, Kocide or
Copper Oxychloride for leaf curl
June Spray all trees with Lime Sulphur to prevent over wintering pf scale and mites
July Second application of copper soray can be applied to peaches/nectarines for leaf curl
August-September At or just before bud swell, trees should be sprayed with a copper based spray
for leaf curl. The second spray of lime sulphur can be beneficial at this time.
Early Summer Rogor or Lebaycid may be sprayed at 4 weeks and 2 weeks to harvest (both have a 7
day withholding period)
To prevent Brown Rot, spray with Mancozeb at 3-4 week intervals from “shuck fall” (when flower
remnants fall from fruit) until the fruit is harvested. Caution – Mancozeb has a withholding period of
14 days. Triforene may be used as a substitute closer to harvest – withholding period 1 day.
Peaches and plums may be affected by Oriental Fruit Moth during summer. The larvae tunnel down
new shoots, causing leave to die and go brown. Fruit may also be attacked. Spray with Carbaryl
when first noticed – withholding period is 3 days.
Cherries, pears and plums my be attacked by Pear and Cherry slug. Spray with Carbaryl when first
noticed – 3 day withholding period. Alternatively, small trees can be dusted with ash from the
fireplace. The ash particles adhere to the skin of the slug.
APPLES, PEARS AND QUINCES
July Apples can be sprayed in mid winter and late winter with lime sulphur to prevent powdery mildew and scale.
November To control codling moth, spray with Lebaycid, Malathion or Carbaryl 30 days after petal fall at 14 day intervals until late December and then 21 day intervals until harvest. (Lebaycid/Malathion has withholding period of 7 days and Carbaryl is 3 days)
Take action against fruit fly when fruit is about half size. Rogor or Lebaycid may be sprayed at 4 week and 2 weeks before harvest. (Rogor/Lebaycid withholding period 7 days)
Late winter Spray with lime sulphur to control grape leaf blister mite. Spray with copper based spray
such as Bordeaux, Copper Oxychloride or Kocide to control powdery mildew.
Early spring Spray with copper based spray to control downy mildew.