Re: [gardeners] Raintree Nursery Apples?

Wendy Arons (
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 10:21:01 -0500

David--you don't have to spray!!!  It's expensive and bad for you and 
bad for the environment!!!

Just a few months ago the magazine Organic Gardening ran an issue 
with the cover story "Confessions of an Apple Grower" about how to 
get fruit from fruit trees w/out spraying.  And this month's issue 
has a followup (I just read it, but I don't remember all the 
details), encouraging fruit tree growers to resist the urge to spray. 
There are organic alternatives, esp. a new pheromone bait that pulls 
the disease carrying bugs away from your trees and onto sticky traps. 
I don't have the article in front of me (it's at home, I'm at work) 
but I'd be happy to give the reference/details if there's any