Time to Protect Fruit Trees
For those with apple trees, be ready to spray for apple scab, a primary disease of this fruit tree. Spray with a general purpose fruit tree spray (combination insecticide/fungicide) when buds just begin their "pink" stage.
It is important to follow this application with one of a fungicide (and fungicide ony) such as captan or chlorothalonil at bloom time. These fungicides will not harm bees during critical pollination time.