Spring Apple and Pear Tree Care

April 7th, 2011

Do you have apple or pear  trees? Are you tired of your apples or pears have holes from bugs? Chances are that the wholes in your apples or pears are from codling moths. In order to stop these ugly little monsters from ruining your fruit, you must spray or you can use codling moth traps. Codling moths traps are great to manage the damaged caused by codling moths by luring them and trapping them before they have a chance to lay their eggs. In order for them to be effective, they must be on your tree approximately one week before the blossoms open. If you plan to use codling moth traps you may want to get them now, since your apple and pear trees will be blooming soon.

Do you have fire blight in your pear, apple, crabapple, or other fruit tree? Fire blight is a bacterial disease that attacks any plant in the rose family. The first sign of fire blight is usually noticed in the dying back of the new growth in the spring. Fire blight is very contagious and is spread during damp wet weather when the trees are in bloom.  You want to spray for fire blight during bloom time which is almost upon us.