Report on Surround-soaked footsies for peaches and peach scab

mamuang_gwAugust 21, 2012

Hi There,

I put Surround-soaked on all my PF 24 C peaches when they were about a thumb size. I picked them today. All have no plum curculio or any other insect marks on them at all. This is my second year of using these footsies with great success, Mind you, I have only 30+ peaches so I could do it. I don't know if you want to put them on 100 of peaches.

My peaches have no insect damages but suffered scab pretty badly. I read an old post on scab. Jellyman, Scott and Olpea commented on that post re. peach scab vs bacteria spot. I think my peaches have scab. They are mostly around the stems. It made my peaches look rather ugly but I'll peel skin off before I eat. Next year, I will spray them with sulfur (before I put footsies on them) as Scott suggested on that post.

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skyjs(z8 OR, USA)

Thanks for posting on that. We need to share the results of our experiments.
John S

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 7:22PM
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alan haigh

I get decent peaches here with just the surround. Next year you should leave the footsies off a few. Peaches really hold the Surround well with their fuzz.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 7:49PM
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My concern about spraying with Surround is clogging. My sprayer is a small, cheapie, hand-pump one. I don't want Surround to clog it.

I can leave footsies off a few peaches to see how much damage from PC I may have. I know I have PC because several tips of my peach shoots showed PC damage signs.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 10:06PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX


Tip damage is caused by peach twig borer or Oriental fruit moth, not PC.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 10:50PM
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olpea(zone 6 KS)

Congratulations Mamuang. I don't know what was discussed on the old post you reference, but below is a link that has images of scab and bac. spot. You may be aware scab doesn't affect the leaves as much as bac. spot. Bac. spot shows up on the leaves before it does on the fruit.

Here is a link that might be useful: Images of various maladies affecting peach

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 9:41AM
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Olpea - thanks for the link. It's interesting. I bookmarked it for future reference

Fruitnut - thanks for the correction. I often get them confused.
I'll try leaving some peaches without protection next year to see what I get.

The leaves look good. With description Scott mentioned (in the old post) re. what to look for, and the picked on Olpea's link, I think it's more like scab. For all I know, I could have both!!!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 5:52PM
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Surround is fine to protect against certain insects but not fungus. Fungi with this year heat was really bad. I used sulfur, I used copper never worked.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 6:44PM
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