Oil spray for sooty mold effects blossoms?
I'm a frequent poster on the Florida Forum but am hoping the citrus experts here can help me with a specific problem.
I'm in Orlando so my trees are in the ground, not in containers.
Two of my citrus trees (Lemon & Page) have quite a bit of sooty mold on them and I would like to use an oil spray now. But they are blooming. Will using the spray prevent these flowers from forming fruit? I'm concerned that the bees won't be able to move the pollen around if it's coated with oil.
The lemon (Meyer) has not performed well in the spot it's in. It's been there for almost 7 years and is still pitifully small; I only get about a dozen fruit each year. Is this a good time to move it? If I do move it should I strip the flowers off during the first year to give it a chance to re-develop a good root system?
Is it too early to feed the citrus trees? And if I move the lemon, should I wait a few months before feeding it?
Thanks for your help!