Re: [gardeners] Raintree Nursery Apples?

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 08:47:18 -0700

At 10:21 AM 1/29/01 -0500, you wrote:
>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 interest.

I tried that last year. If I ever try using the pheromone/sticky traps 
again, I'll put the traps in my crabapple tree to lure the moths away from 
my good apple trees.  Margaret L