Maggot Barriers for Tree Fruit

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Maggot Barriers for Tree Fruit

Stretchable 100% nylon sleeves prevent apple maggot, codling moth and plum curculio from damaging tree fruits. Yes, these are essentially pantyhose coverings for individual apples, pears or stone fruits. This approach may seem like a bit of a “stretch,” but when you consider how much time, energy and material inputs go into managing insect pests with spraying, it may be that nylon barriers are better-suited to your scenario. Can be used in conjunction with the Holistic Orchard Spray regime, which boosts tree vigor and immunity. Barriers can be used in other creative ways to block birds, rodents and deer from pecking, gnawing or stealing the goods of fruiting crops of any kind. Apply barriers when fruitlets are less than 1" in diameter and leave plenty of sleeve beyond the tip of the fruit to allow for growth. Then twist neck of sleeve tightly and seal around the stem with twist ties or clips. Made in the USA, these earthtone barriers are reusable. Heavy weave and reinforced seam; outperforms others on the market. Comes with 100 barriers. NEW!


8626 Maggot Barriers for Tree Fruit
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Orchard and Garden Pest Patrol

These products provide a degree of insect control and will help certified growers meet the requirements of rule 205.206 of the National Organic Program.

Also consider row covers for excellent protection from insects.

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While we try to stay current with product specifications, product formulations are subject to change without notice.

Organic Certification

Inoculants, soil amendments, fertilizers, livestock supplies and pesticides are labeled as:
OMRI: Organic Materials Review Institute. Most state certifying agencies, including MOFGA, accept OMRI approval.
MOFGA: Reviewed and approved by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association Certification Services. Allowed for use on MOFGA-certified farms. Check with your certifier.
WSDA: Listed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Certification division for use in organic agriculture in Washington State. MOFGA has indicated that they will accept products on this list for their certification program. Check with your certifier.
Nat’l List: One-ingredient products on the NOP* List of Allowed Substances (subpart G of the Organic Foods Production Act, sections 205.601-606). Check with your certifier.
AYC: Ask your certifier. Has not been reviewed by a certifier, but the active ingredient is allowed. Ask your certifier.
Not Allowed: A few of the products we list are not allowed for organic production but we think they have a place in sensible agriculture and can be used when certification is not an issue.