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Greenhouse – Red Spider Mite

One of my customers showed me there peach tree growing in there greenhouse. The leaves were very mottled and were beginning to drop prematurely. The actual fruit did not seem to be progressing to there normal size. This is one … Continue reading

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Hungarian method of Peach Leaf Curl (Taphrina deformans) control

As quoted by a Hungarian associate. I am doing it different way than others. What is important is to start doing the prevention in the previous year. I give them systemic fungicide in autumn before leaf fall. It prevents infection … Continue reading

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Peach Leaf Curl spring 2015 update

Despite an Autumn and Winter spraying regime against peach leaf curl. It seems this year has been one of the worst, maybe because we did not have any snow or hard frosts. My row of cordoned open field grown Peaches … Continue reading

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Mason Bee update

With spring well advanced, and the days are sometimes getting warmer. The Mason bees should be starting to get lively. In checking the cocoons, that were supplied in a ‘smartie’ type tube with a small hole in the lid. One … Continue reading

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Grafting Stone Fruit during the winter

I have no problems in grafting stone fruit (plums, apricots, peaches, almonds, nectarines etc) during the winter. As long as you remember 2 things. 1 – Stone fruit do not produce lots of callus tissue, unlike apples and pears. Therefore … Continue reading

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Pre leaf fall Fungicide application to Peaches etc

Today (12th November 2014) was one of the few days this time of the year that was not raining and was not too windy. So I took the opportunity to do a pre leaf fall fungicide application to my peaches, … Continue reading

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Autumn Pre leaf fall – Fungicide application

Now is the time to apply a pre leaf fall fungicide application, to peaches, nectarines and plums, in fact all Prunus species. Can also be used on your Quinces, Apples, Pears, Roses and Grape Vines. This is to combat Peach … Continue reading

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People ask me how do I tell the difference between a Quince rootstock and a Pear

People ask me how do I tell the difference between a Quince rootstock and a Pear. As it seems many rootstocks have been sprouting this year. The quince leaf is on the left and pear leaf on the right. The … Continue reading

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Peach Leaf Curl – Prevention the Spainish Professional way

1 – One fumigation in December with copper oxychloride also known as Copper Chloride Trihydroxide (Bayer Fruit and Vegetable Disease Control, Murphy Traditonal Copper Fungicide) 2 – Another fumigation, before opening of the flowers (early February), with copper oxychloride and … Continue reading

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Peach Leaf Curl (Taphrina deformans)

This year peach leaf curl has been devastating. Virtually affecting all of my peaches, nectarines, but not to any great extent on my almonds or apricots. Even the varieties that are supposedly resistant have been affected. The fungus spores that … Continue reading

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