What and when to spray peach. We had very bad Brown Rot last year and wish it not to return!!


16 September 2021 06:34 AM

Hi Myra, Brown Rot fungus overwinters in mummified fruit which has either fallen to the ground or is still attached to the tree. Cankers on stems and spurs are another source of disease spores. These should be removed at the end of the fruiting season.

As prevention, apply Yates Liquid Copper or Copper Oxychloride to stone fruit at first petal fall and at 3-4 weekly intervals until harvest time
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