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#3394742 - 10/09/13 08:04 AM "Dormant" Oil on Fruit Trees
Hunter 257W
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I never heard of "Dormant Oil" before reading through my new "Wildlife Group" catalog the other day. They recommend spraying all fruit trees with it in February on a warm day. Sounds like a good idea to control insects. Anybody here tried it?
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#3394766 - 10/09/13 08:20 AM Re: "Dormant" Oil on Fruit Trees [Re: Hunter 257W]
buckaroo
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Yes every Feb. I bought mine on Amazon 2.5 gallons is the cheapest route if you have alot trees
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#3394816 - 10/09/13 08:59 AM Re: "Dormant" Oil on Fruit Trees [Re: buckaroo]
Hunter 257W
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I just have 19 fruit trees. Not sure how much I'd need for that. Is the oil somthing you dilute with water or use "straight"?
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#3395669 - 10/09/13 07:27 PM Re: "Dormant" Oil on Fruit Trees [Re: Hunter 257W]
buckaroo
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i think its 2 oz. to gallon
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#3395988 - 10/10/13 04:04 AM Re: "Dormant" Oil on Fruit Trees [Re: buckaroo]
smstone22
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Good stuff if you have mites or scale overwintering on your trees. Not alot of residual activity.
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#3396316 - 10/10/13 09:27 AM Re: "Dormant" Oil on Fruit Trees [Re: smstone22]
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Thanks, I'll have to order some and spray my trees come February.
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