January: 

Apply Malathion with oil application to help eliminate scale, fungus and insect eggs left for spring hatching.


February:

Buds are beginning to break and blooms will soon show. Do not apply any pesticides at this time. You need the insects that are pollinators .


March:

When all of the petals have fallen off the blooms, it is time to start a consistent spray program to prevent the plum curio larvae from entering the fruit. Be sure and follow the label directions of the manufacturer. A combination fruit tree spray will also eliminate the brown spot fungus that attacks peaches and nectarines.


April:

Continue the spray program. If your program does not seem to be working, contact your County Agent/Horticulture Specialist.


Washington County..........850-638-6180

Jackson County…….........850-482-9620

Holmes County……..........850-547-1108

Liberty County…...............850-643-2229

Bay County………............850-784-6105


May:

Fruit are getting ripe. Review your pesticide label so that you can stop your spray program in order to eliminate pesticide from your diet.


June: 

Fruit are getting ripe. Review your pesticide label so that you can stop your spray program in order to eliminate pesticide from your diet.


July:

Fruit are getting ripe. Review your pesticide label so that you can stop your spray program in order to eliminate pesticide from your diet.


August:

After you harvest fruit, continue with your fruit tree spray.


September: 

Continue with your fruit tree spray


October:

Unless you have a special problem, you do not need to spray.


November:

Unless you have a special problem, you do not need to spray. 

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December:

Apply dormant oil spray after the leaves are off.