Help with IPM for Stone Fruits
This is my first year for stone fruits. I feel overwhelmed by the array of products and combinations. Penn State and other University sites confuse me more as the list of products is more than I can wrap my head around. I have 16 trees (apricots, aprium, cherries, nectarines, fig, pear and plum). Can you recommend say, 4-6 insecticides, fungicides or combinations that are must haves in the arsenal?
I love the fungicide that needs a repeat application every two weeks and that insecticide every 7 days. Does this fungicide counteract that insecticide waiting for round 2?
And why do some sprays seem to leave out plums and apricots- Bonide Fruit Tree Spray for example.
Sorry for the long post. Is there a fruit tree growers Bible that would help me?
After my experience with the blueberries, I am very cautious.
Thanks once again.