Dan’s Garden Tips for April

Fruit and Nut • Don’t spray insecticides during fruit tree bloom or pollination may be affected. Disease sprays can continue according to schedule and label directions. (EPP-7319) • Control cedar-apple rust. When the orange jelly galls are visible on juniper (cedar) following a rain, begin treating apple and crabapple trees with a fungicide. (EPP- 7319, EPP-7611) • Fire blight bacterial disease can be controlled at this time. Plant disease-resistant varieties to avoid diseases. • Continue spray schedules for disease prone fruit and pine trees. Tree and Shrub • Proper watering of newly planted trees and shrubs often means the difference…

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