Spraying peach trees
Hi from southeastern Oklahoma. The past two years have not been kind to my peach tree in the back yard. Worms have pretty much destroyed the crop, causing every single peach to rot and fall early. From looking online, I think my tree is being attacked by the plum curculio..
Have any of you experienced these pests, and how successful were you at getting rid of them? Can anyone recommend a pesticide or course of action?
Here is a general guideline I found online. Does it sound about right?: Apply a general-purpose fruit spray starting in the pink bud stage in late winter (buds are fully swollen, but none has yet opened). Repeat the treatment when 75 percent of the petals have fallen and, thereafter, on 3-week intervals until harvest.
Is there anything I can apply this summer or fall to get a head start? Or is it best to wait for the late winter?