Fruit tree spraying

Asked May 9, 2020, 1:33 PM EDT

I am new to growing fruit trees and understand I need to spray for pests. I have plums, peaches, cherries, pears, persimmons, apricot, figs, and apples. What and when do I need to spray? My cherries had little, white larvae at the pit. Not very enticing to say the least. Thank you for your help. Dave Joines

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

White larvae in cherries are likely to be western cherry fruit fly or spotted wing drosophila larvae.

The following guide should help you better manage your pest issues in your home orchard: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec631/html

Also the PNW Insect, Disease and Weed management guides may be useful: