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How to keep insects away from fruit trees?

How to keep insects away from fruit trees?

Old 06-03-20, 10:48 AM
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How to keep insects away from fruit trees?

I just bought two apple and pear trees. How do I keep insects away from invading and killing the trees or from bearing fruit? What are some organic and non-organic sprays that I can use? Any other suggestions on how to help the trees bearing fruit is also appreciated.
Old 06-03-20, 11:32 AM
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You'll have to be more specific. What insects are you having trouble with?

You can't and should not even try keeping all insects away from your trees. Specific pests or problems can be treated but you should minimize your pesticide use as much as possible while still achieving an acceptable yield.

Don't just assume that "organic" is better or safer. Organic just means the chemicals were derived or processed from living material. Because of the reduced effectiveness "organic" pesticides often must be applied in heavier doses or more frequently to achieve the same results as non-organic products resulting in there actually being more chemicals on your fruit.

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