1996-1997 New England Apple Pest Management Guide


SPRAYS FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF SHOOT GROWTH AND PROMOTION OF FLOWERING

 

Ethephon application to young non-bearing trees when shoots are 4-6 inches long (10-14 days after full bloom) has reduced shoot growth and increased flower bud development.

Non-Spur Strains.

ethephon 1.5-2 pints/100 gals. dilute.

Spur-Type Strains.

ethephon 1 pint/100 gals. dilute

The restricted entry interval for Ethrel and Cepha (ethephon) is 48 hours, with written worker notification required.

 

On to Calcium Application

 


1996-1997 New England Apple Pest Management Guide