When to spray for bugs .

Asked April 5, 2019, 2:29 PM EDT

When should I spray for bugs on an Asian pear tree in the Willamette valley?

Marion County Oregon pears

3 Responses

It depends on what damage you are trying to prevent. Can you describe the pest or damage?

The fruit is frequently infested with worms.

Are they little maggots near the surface of the fruit (apple maggot) or big tunnels going to the core (codling moth)?

Management tactics depend on the pest. A good bet to prevent both for backyard fruit growers is "fruit sox" or other methods of bagging the fruit to exclude these pests.