fruits trees - Knowledgebase Question

ontario, Ca
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Question by huezito
September 10, 2010
i have apples,peach and quincy fruits trees in my back yard,fruits look good outside but i open them up it's all rotten inside and sometimes i see like a small brown bettle fly out,don't want to use airborne poinsons,what can i do to prevent this problem?thanks.ray huezo

Answer from NGA
September 10, 2010
You can start by removing all fruit that falls from the trees at the end of the season. This will reduce the population of insect pests. To prevent the problem next year you can try spraying with compost tea or diluted kelp. A common method of organic tree care involves a scheduled spraying of compost tea. This is a form of spray made by soaking gardening compost in a bucket of water and allowing it to mix over several days. The resulting liquid can then be sprayed on the tree, promoting growth as well as acting as an organic pest control. Most gardening stores will also sell premade batches of compost tea if you do not have the means to make your own. In addition to compost tea, a liquid seaweed spray can also be used on your fruit trees. Liquid seaweed, found at any gardening store, is a fully organic mixture derived from kelp that can be mixed with water and sprayed over the tree to add essential nutrients to the fruit while at the same time acting as a natural and completely safe pest repellent.

Be sure to apply according to label directions. Good luck with your trees.

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