Apple/Pear Trees

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  1. Sligh1

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    Cedar is good!! Limestone -I just got regular road limestone. Cheap. With bark mulch- just make sure doesn’t touch tree.... protect trunk & keep it clean/clear. Voles & mice r issue.
    Dwgh- think they may bounce back if keep em Sprayed.
    Insecticide & fungicide...... u will b reading labels & using multiple. Some “look expensive” but they are low rate so if u spend a few hundred bucks- realize it’s gonna last long time.... I have all these on hand off top of head:
    Merivon
    Copper spray
    Myclobutinyl
    Captan
    Propiconazole
    Mancozeb
    streptomycin for blight & few other antibiotics out there if blight is issue.

    Insecticides.... some of these I only use in specific careful cases (some nasty, some not & depends if I eating or not) read labels- some aren’t for certain things or times. Just do homework:
    Neem oil
    Malathion
    Perythrins like permethrin & bifenthrin
    triazicide
    Imacloprid (nasty but does have place in my scenario with no risk to bees)
    Few others. Even a miticide if needed.
     
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  3. IowaBowHunter1983

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    Dont be this guy. (Don't be me). I accidentally smoked 8 very nice 2nd year trees. Broke my spray wand on my backpack sprayer while in the field. Spray was kinda helter skelter. Thought I could control it well enough. Nope. Must have got HOT gly on trees a bit too much. My own stupidity pushing it too far. Thankfully I didn't spray all my trees that day. Just a dumb move. 2 years of babying down the tubes. Oh well... guess I'll start over in the spring. I'll leave them just in case the 1% chance they come back next year.
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    I have incidentally acquired a ton of cardboard, would this work as a weed deterrent? just curious
     
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    I could but I wouldn’t. Rodent haven. I’d go limestone if u can.
     
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    Going to be bushels of apples this year! I’ll be replacing a few apples that died with the varieties that are flourishing. These are on MM 111 rootstock in very well drained soil.


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  7. EatSleepHunt

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    Looks awesome! How old are those trees?

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    I got to looking back at pics and they were planted in 2009. This is their first year growth in June. Will be the 11th growing season completed this fall.

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    Hope mine look that good in 6 years!

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    Im thinking this pear tree caught some chemical drift. It turned brown and i thought it was a lost cause. Today i see it has a very lively new shoot. Should i cut the dead part off and see if it makes it?[​IMG]

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    Resilient little buggers!! Pears can put on lots of growth fast. Hmmmmm. I think I’d leave it. But not sure the best course there. The top part may bounce back. Report back on how it does in next month.
     
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    I’m putting in a rootstock order with Cummins if anyone wants to go in to save on shipping costs.


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    Japanese beetles mauled 2 of my wildlife apple trees this year, one tree has 4 apples on it.


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    They were rough on mine this year too.


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