Options to Address Fruit Tree Borers
First post to Garden Web Fruit & Orchard Forum.
I have 300+ tree orchard in Central Virginia. Mixed fruit trees and pecans. Year #4, so no harvest yet.
I'm putting together the spray schedule for 2014 and I'm struggling to find a solution for borers. (Minimal borer damage...thus far) The literature says Lorsban or Thionex....but it also appears that they have been taken off the market or are retricted use. Moth balls are dissed by all the experts. I've used neem the last few years, but if you read Michael Phillips, you can never spray enough neem.
I'm not organic, but neither do I want to get a pesticide license.
Has anyone got a good solution for borers between organic and restricted spray use? (What & When)