getting the leaves on my fruit trees to fall before spraying
My nectarine has peach leaf curl and I plan to spray with a copper/dormant oil solution but the tree has many leaves that overwinter. One year I cut them all off with scissors but don't want to do that again. Will it hurt the tree if I spray it with a dilute solution of chlorine bleach? (1 part bleach to 10 parts water). I had read about this on the web as a fungicide and tried it on a small branch, all the leaves dropped off and came back much healthier.
Are there other ways to get the tree to drop the leaves?