Still Time to Spray Dormant Oil

With the late spring, many of the fruit trees have not budded by now. There is still a small window of time to spray dormant spray for pest control later in the year.

Photo R. Siegel

“Dormant oil sprays are used on fruit trees before the buds begin to swell and suffocate insects […]

Window is closing for dormant spraying

Dormant spraying your fruit trees for pests is best done starting in November up until March if the weather stays cool.

Spraying fruit trees during the cool seasons, November through March, can help control pests that take up residence in the cracks and crevices, according to Ross Penhallegon, horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension […]

Spraying time again for fruit trees


Disease problems in fruit trees often overwinter on dried fruits and leaves that fell to the ground in the Autumn and were never cleaned up. The spores stay to re-infect the tree in the spring as the leaves begin to emerge. This is why sanitation beneath and around your fruit trees is critical. Rake […]

Is it too late to spray your fruit trees?

If your buds are starting to pop, it is too late. Trees need to be dry for a week after spraying and cannot suffer a frost. Best now to wait till the autumn.

You can be pruning now, but not hedge trimming. Wait for late August or early September, especially for Leyland Cedars.

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