Fungicide timing questions
Hello, the instructions for timing on fungicides say to apply before bud break or at bud break, or sometime before fruit set or petal fall. What are the consequences of missing these times ? (other than just not being very effective !)
For example if I am using Daconil and spray after bud break, but before fruit are present this should be OK, but if small fruit are present are they contaminated and not fit to eat later ?
The same question goes for fixed copper, though I can't imagine this is toxic.
I have a sulphur based fungicide as well which can be used "anytime", if there are issues with fruit safety, I suppose I should use this whenever fruit are present ?
The trees I am spraying include apple, pluot, nectarine, peach and cherry. My main issue is leaf curl, and brown rot with the cherry.