Peach trees are susceptible to infestations from insects and disease. June beetles, peach tree borers and aphids are a few of the pests that can destroy crops and the trees themselves. Leaf curl, scab, brown rot and powdery mildew are the most common diseases affecting peach trees, particularly the fruit as it ripens. Rose Defense is a commercially made organic spray that helps to control insects and pests on peach trees.
Add water to the garden sprayer. Use warm water, approximately 70 degrees (warm water is easier to mix). Add 2 tablespoons of Rose Defense for every gallon of water and mix thoroughly. Allow the water to sit and reach the outdoor temperature to avoid damaging the tree.
Mix the solution again once it has reached the appropriate temperature. Spray the top of the tree until it is soaked. Make sure to spray the underside of the leaves (many flying insects begin infestations on the underside of leaves).
Spray the trunk and the ground around the peach tree with Rose Defense to eliminate colonies of pests and soil borne diseases. This will eliminate colonies of insects in the ground and in the tree trunk and soil borne diseases.
Spray the tree every 7 to 14 days during the growing season. The spray can be applied directly to the fruit as well. Apply Rose Defense as a dormancy spray in the spring as an effective start to preventative pest/disease control solution.