Using Prevention Methods to Fight Tree Diseases

Since late winter is a good time to plant bareroot trees, the Oregon State University Extension Service is recommending implementing a preventative strategy now to hold off pest problems and fruit tree disease. It is important to be vigilant about removing dropped fruit and leaves that might be harboring pests, as well as spraying cracks and crevices to extricate pesky insects, fungi, and bacteria. Spraying in late fall to early spring has been shown to be more effective than waiting until the weather warms up and pests become active. Find out more about how to protect your trees from Oregon State University’s horticulturist expert Ross Penhallegon by following the link below.

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