Apple tree spraying schedule

Asked April 11, 2015, 1:09 PM EDT

Where can I find a schedule for spraying against insects and fungi that applies to Des Moines?

Polk County Iowa

1 Response


Thank you for your message. The Home Fruit Spray Guide I most often refer to is from Purdue University and is online at

See the apple spray schedule on page 27. The most common insect problem in backyard apple trees is the apple maggot (starting in mid-June; see "second cover" spray.


Donald Lewis