SPRAY TO PREVENT DISEASES
Don’t let diseases catch you napping. Guard against fungal and bacterial diseases on pipfruit trees, stonefruit trees and berry plants by spraying them now with copper. Repeat this weekly until the leaves start to grow – watch for when little green tips start to emerge from the buds after flowering. These sprays are the best way to prevent nasty, unwelcome infections later in the season such as leaf curl, black spot and brown rot. Make sure you collect and destroy all leaves on the ground around trees too – these may be harbouring pests or diseases.