Fruit tree leaf spots #416986 - Ask Extension


Fruit tree leaf spots #416986

Asked July 26, 2017, 12:23 PM EDT

See picture. Sprayed trees in bloom, several times after. Remedy for now, future years? Other issue: yiny tick infestation- 1st block of Najoles Rd north of Benfield Blvd among blackberry bushes lining road. Who could spray? Thanks

Hennepin County Maryland

Expert Response

We did not receive your photo of the fruit tree. Send photos of the whole tree, around the base, and affected foliage so we can see what you may be dealing with.
You did not mention what type of fruit you are growing, how old the tree is., and your spray schedule.
Here is our website on Tree Fruits as well as a spray schedule from Virginia Tech

Ticks - We are not aware of spray programs for ticks. Make sure you have identified the pest and you know what you may be spraying for.
Here is general information on ticks. We do not recommend broad spectrum residual insecticides as it affects many beneficial insects, has the capacity to harm humans as well, and is only a temporary solution.

Our recommendations include keeping grassy areas mowed, widen brushy paths, keep bird feeders at the edge of your property as dropped seed can attract rodents or other animals which can be hosts. Deer are not the only host for ticks. They can feed on a variety of animals such as mice, birds, etc. When working or walking in these areas wear light clothing, tuck pants in socks, and apply repellent products containing deet or picaridin. Check for ticks after having been outside, take a shower, and wash your clothes immediately. Ticks can latch onto your clothes and look for a food source. See our website and publications on ticks for more information


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