Re: tiny slugs on bosc and honey sweet pears and a moyer pl
Pat Lundsteen wrote:
I planted fruit trees this spring: 30 different varieties of dwarf apples; 20 different varieties of plums and 3 pears. I have tiny slugs on the bosc and honey sweet pears and on a moyer plum. On another pear I have tiny red dots on every leaf. Should I remove these trees? I do not want these problems spread to the other trees. I do not want to spray harmful dhemicals. Pat Lundsteen
Are you sure they are slugs? here are two links to help http://plant-disease.ippc.orst.edu/
the pictures help a lot
in both text look under the tree type like apple or pear both will show you 99.9% of the diseases and the other insects. Under the recommendations you will find cultural methods up to commercially applied chemicals you choose what works for you.
you won't find anything about compost teas because they haven't been scientifically been proven, that might change someday but for now that is the status.
Yamhill County Master Gardener