Spraying Flowering Crab Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Midland, MI
Question by ralphbobolt
April 13, 2011
What do you spray Flowering Crab trees with to prevent loosin leaves beginning latter part of July?


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Answer from NGA
April 13, 2011

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You can protect your crabapple treea from disease by spraying with a fungicide such as lime/sulfur (Bordeaux), Captan or Banner Maxx. Usually 3 fungicide applications need to be made so be sure to follow label directions for maximum results. Begin your spraying in the early spring when you see the buds starting to swell and grow, but before the actual blossoms open. You'll find detailed instructions on the fungicide label. Best wishes with your crabapple trees!

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