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what is the alternative to Tar oil wash on fruit trees

On plant Malus domestica



Armillatox, dilution 50:1

21 Feb, 2010


will that do anything for pear mite?~ buds are already on the trees!

21 Feb, 2010


There is a horticultural soap sold specifically in place of the old Creosote based Winter Tar.

21 Feb, 2010


Sadly Arlene, I don't think so, at least not for Pear leaf blister mite which is what I presume you are referring to?

Spraying with provado (not when in flower) has been reported to have some effect against them.

21 Feb, 2010


Yes Armillitox, it stinks a bit but if I were a bug i wouldn't go near for that reason alone :-)

21 Feb, 2010


Thanks~none of the buds has broken yet so will give it a try~

21 Feb, 2010

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