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Question: 1104-1114
My apples had a lot of scab spots on them last year. What can I do to get rid of them this year? Katie

Mort's Answer:
Before the buds swell, apply an oil spray. Most dormant sprays need warm temps but Neem can be used at any temperature. Get a Home Orchard spray and apply as directed on package. Never spray when the flowers are present. This prevents pollination. If you want to use an organic method, you can get a Bordeaux Mix. It has to be timely to be effective against the fly eggs that are nested in the fruit. It may require three or four doses. Good horticultural practices like removing fallen apples and other insect attractions will help keep those parents at bay.

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