Are you trying to prevent pest control and are concerned about the health of your trees? Dormant oil is a great way to protect them. This guide covers what dormant oil is, how it can help your trees, and when and how to apply it so that your trees stay healthy and strong.
What is Dormant Oil?
Dormant oil is a type of horticultural oil concentrate Insecticide/Pesticide/Fungicide used to control pests on fruit trees and other plants. It is most effective when used during the dormant season before leaves start to bud. Dormant oil can be applied using a pump sprayer or brush applicator. When using dormant oil, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully. It works by smothering the eggs and larvae of insects, preventing them from reaching the adult stage, and suffocating the ones that do. This makes it an effective way to control pests such as mites, scale insects, spider mites, aphids, whiteflies, and mealybugs.
What is Dormant Oil Used For?
Dormant oil is effective against a variety of pests, including scale insects, mites, aphids, and whiteflies. It works by smothering the pests and disrupting their life cycle. Dormant oil can also help to control fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and black spot.
What to Use Dormant Oil On?
Dormant oil can be used on a variety of fruit trees, including apples, peaches, and plums. It can also be used on ornamentals, such as roses and hibiscus.
What Does Dormant Oil Protect Against?
When Should it be Applied?
Dormant oil should be applied when the temperature is above freezing, and the trees are dormant before leaves start to bud, typically in early spring. It can be applied using a pump sprayer brush, or oil applicator.
How Should it be Applied?
Dormant oil should be applied once per year during the dormant season. It can be applied more often if needed to control pests or prevent fungal diseases. When using dormant oil, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully.
Prevent Pest Problems with Green Group
Dormant oil is a great way to protect your fruit trees, Evergreens, and other plants from pests and diseases. Here at Green Group, we provide a variety of services to help protect your trees from unwanted pests. To learn more about how Green Group can help you protect your trees, contact us today.