Dormant Oil Spray For Apple Trees

  The two keys to successful apple growing are pruning and spraying. Growing apple trees requires the adherence to a spray schedule for insect control and one of the most important sprays is dormant oil. “Dormant,” in this case, refers to the time of application, rather than the type of oil. Function Dormant oils control […]

Nut Drop in Pecan Trees

  Photo:© Bruce Marlin   Gardeners new to growing fruit and nut trees typically panic around the early part of June. This is when “June drop” occurs – the natural shedding of excess fruit from a tree. University of California master gardener Jim Borland calls it “a self-regulated thinning process that keeps the tree from bearing […]