Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide

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Revised annually, this guide provides spraying schedules for insect and disease pests of apple, pear, cherry, peach and plum trees. You will find safety tips, hints for figuring chemical application rates, and discussions about most pests that attack Missouri fruit trees. The guide's reference format facilitates locating specific fruit and disease information quickly. Each entry includes chemical material, rate per 100 gallon, rate per acre and comments for each pest/problem. Forms for recording pesticide use as well as tables showing insecticide use restrictions, harvest restrictions and chemical compatibilities are included for safe and successful spraying. Illustrations detail the nine floral development stages of fruit blossoms and the critical temperatures for flower bud kill at each stage. Other spraying applications covered in this guide include growth regulators, chemical thinning of apples and chemical weed control.


  • Apple Spray Schedule
  • Efficacy of Selected Insecticides and Acaricides Against Apple Insects and Mites
  • Special Problems and Pests of Apple
  • Pear Spray Schedule
  • Cherry Spray Schedule
  • Peach Spray Schedule
  • Plum Spray Schedule
  • Special Problems and Pests of Peach and Other Stone Fruit
  • Insecticides Used to Manage Borers of Peach, Cherry, and Plum Trees
  • Pre-harvest Intervals and Restricted-Entry Intervals (REI) for Common Fungicides
  • Efficacy of Selected Fungicides Against Apple Diseases
  • Efficacy of Selected Fungicides Against Stone Fruit Diseases
  • Pre-harvest Intervals and Restricted-Entry Intervals (REI) for Insecticides and Miticides
  • Pre-harvest Intervals and Restricted-Entry Intervals (REI) for Growth Regulators
  • Pre-harvest for Herbicides
  • Generic Insecticides
  • Orchard Vole Control
  • Suggestions for Growth Regulators
  • Chemical Thinning of Apples
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Herbicide Recommendations for Apple and Pear
  • Herbicide Recommendations for Peach, Nectarine, Plum and Cherry
  • Herbicide Recommendations for Non-Bearing Fruit Trees Only
  • Floral Development Stages for Fruit Crops
  • Record Keeping Requirements for Production Chemicals
  • Record Keeping Forms


University of Arkansas
University of Illinois Extension
Purdue Extension
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
University of Missouri and Missouri State University
Ohio State University Extension
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service
Midwest Fruit Workers Group