Table of contents:
- Where do garden pests winter and how to get rid of them?
- Why is "Prophylactin" the best insecticide?
- How to deal with garden diseases in the spring?
- "Bordeaux liquid" from the "August" company - just add water
Video: Early Spring Protection Of The Garden From Pests And Diseases
2023 Author: Ava Durham | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 07:13
Spring is a pleasant, but at the same time troublesome time in the life of every gardener. The snow has not yet completely melted, and the restless owners of suburban areas are already in a hurry to assess the scope of work in the garden. And there is really something to do here. And, perhaps, the most important thing to think about in early spring is how to protect your garden from diseases and pests. Experienced gardeners know that these processes cannot be allowed to go by themselves, and delaying and postponing processing times for later can significantly reduce the yield and quality of the fruit.
Where do garden pests winter and how to get rid of them?
Everyone knows that many harmful insects hibernate in plant debris and under the bark of fruit trees and shrubs. With the first rays of the spring sun, they wake up, and when the air temperature rises above 0 ° C, they leave their homes in search of food. The pests that were hungry and weakened during the winter are slightly inhibited, and it is important to start a fight with them at this particular time, not allowing them to replenish their strength and begin to multiply.
Today, you can find many different kinds of insecticides on sale, but, as a rule, they all have one problem - the effect of use will be positive only at air temperatures above + 10 ° C. And by this time, the first green leaves are already beginning to appear on many plants, which means food for pests …
Why is "Prophylactin" the best insecticide?
Especially for the protection of the garden in early spring, the preparation "Prophylactin" was created. It will clear the garden from insect pests already at + 4 ° C, when other insecticide preparations are not yet possible to use due to the low temperature. It is only important not to skip the processing time and do it before bud break!
"Prophylactin" is created on the basis of two active substances. The first blocks the supply of oxygen to pests, creating a protective film on the branches and trunks of plants. Second, it destroys all stages of wintering pests. Due to this, the drug is effective even against particularly persistent parasites - scabbards, false scutes, leafworms, copperheads and aphids.
Features of the use of "Prophylactin":
- protective properties after treatment of plants remain for 30 days or more;
- the treatment does not harm the plants;
- it is necessary to prepare a working solution according to the instructions - it also indicates the consumption rates of the drug and the waiting time;
- after dilution, use the working solution immediately - it cannot be stored.
The preparation for early spring processing of fruit and berry crops "Prophylactin" goes on sale in a container with a volume of 500 ml. This is enough to create 10 liters of working solution. It is consumed, depending on the age and type of tree. So, for example, for effective early spring protection of a young apple tree from pests, 2 liters of solution will be needed, but for an adult tree - up to 5 liters.
How to deal with garden diseases in the spring?
Spring preventive work in the garden is not limited to pest control. The causative agents of many diseases, including fungal ones, have long adapted and survive even in the most severe winters. The good old Bordeaux liquid is heard not only by experienced gardeners, but also by beginners. Since time immemorial, it has been used to prevent and combat plant diseases such as moniliosis, septoria, scab, rust, klyasteriosporiosis, fruit rot, all kinds of spots and many others.
Contact fungicides, namely the Bordeaux liquid belongs to this category, interfere with the processes of division in the cells of fungi and inhibit the metabolic processes of pathogens.
But to prepare a Bordeaux mixture from commercially available preparations, you still need to work hard. And gardeners usually have problems with time in the spring - a lot needs to be done before the weather turns bad.
"Bordeaux liquid" from the "August" company - just add water
The company "August" offers a new modern form of Bordeaux liquid, which is easy and quick to prepare. A water-suspension concentrate (WSC) of tribasic copper sulfate will eliminate the need to measure the required amount of components, and will be really effective, since it will eliminate a possible violation of proportions.
The ease of use of the Bordeaux liquid aqueous suspension from the August company is not limited to the ease of preparation of the solution. The problem of clogging of spray nozzles, which often occurs when using powder preparations, is completely eliminated here.
In order for the drug to show its preventive and therapeutic properties, it is necessary to apply it correctly. The suspension is first diluted in a small amount of water, and then water is added to the required volume. The instructions provide a scheme for using the drug for various crops from certain diseases, recommendations for the dilution rate, the number of treatments and the consumption of the drug.
Bordeaux liquid is a fungicide, therefore it is important to observe personal safety measures when working with the drug and to maintain the waiting time - the period from the last treatment to harvest.
The first treatment with "Bordeaux liquid" is carried out in the spring, as soon as the buds begin to protrude and the edges of the leaves appear. This phase is called the "green cone". Mushrooms are most aggressive at this time, so it is important not to delay processing. The drug will take effect 2 hours after spraying, so the event is carried out in dry weather. The protective properties of the fungicide are retained for a long time.
Treatment can be repeated after flowering plants and then throughout the growing season, if necessary. During the first treatment, "Bordeaux liquid" is used in a higher concentration, in the second - in a lower concentration. The drug does not have a phytotoxic effect on plants, does not inhibit the growth and life processes of garden crops, if the recommended norms are not violated.
"Prophylactin" and "Bordeaux liquid" will provide invaluable assistance to the garden in early spring. Applying "Prophylactin" before the buds of fruit and berry crops bloom, and a little later, along a green cone, treating with "Bordeaux liquid", you will rid the garden of insect pests and diseases. The risk of these troubles in the future is also greatly reduced, because these funds have not only a therapeutic, but also a preventive effect.
May your plants be healthy!
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