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Terry writes,

When do I use the Dormant Spray? What month, time and how much for scales on fruit trees?

You say dormant, what is it? When the tree stops having fruit or while the tree has very small oranges? I have scales on the tree now.


Dormant seasons are the times of the year when trees are not actively growing. This will vary from region to region and by type of tree. We recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office and ask for information on the type of tree you are treating and the time of year it is dormant (almost all trees are actively growing now in the USA). We can tell you that Bonide All Season Horticultural and Dormant Spray Oil can be used anytime of the year and is labeled for use on orange trees to control scale insects. Be sure to read and follow the Bonide All Season Horticultural and Dormant Spray Oil product label to be sure it fits your needs.

Answer last updated on: 07/04/2011

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