Better Fruit – Disease Control in Private Gardens DfV 18

This Dig for Victory guide to better fruit – disease control in private gardens was aimed at improving fruit yields by instituting a pest and disease control programme.

It should be remembered that this leaflet is a faithful reproduction of the original content but formatted for modern media. Originally it was a six page leaflet but has been condensed to four pages.

It refers to pest control washes and sprays that are no longer available like lime sulphur spray and derris. Ironically lime sulphur wash is available in other countries and is approved for use in organic systems in Australia. Derris was organically approved until it was de-listed due to a tenuous linkage to a chemically similar substance causing harm to animals when used in very large quantities.

Tar oil washes & DNC washes are also no longer available to the home grower. Plant oil based sprays are available but their efficacy is questionable in comparison.

Fruit - Disease Control Pt 1 Pruning & Spraying

Fruit - Disease Control Pt 1 Pruning & Spraying

These pages from Dig for Victory Leaflet 18 advise on pruning and spraying for a fruit disease control program for gardeners in World War 2
Fruit - Disease Control Pt 2 Apples & Pears

Fruit - Disease Control Pt 2 Apples & Pears

These pages from Dig for Victory Leaflet 18 advise on spraying and banding apple and pear trees in a gardeners fruit disease control program for World War 2
Fruit -Disease Control Pt 3 Plums Blackcurrants Gooseberries Raspberries

Fruit -Disease Control Pt 3 Plums Blackcurrants Gooseberries Raspberries

These pages from Dig for Victory Leaflet 18 fruit disease control advise on spraying Plums Damsons Blackcurrants Gooseberries Raspberries
Fruit -Disease Control Pt 4 Spraying Apparatus & Technical Advice

Fruit -Disease Control Pt 4 Spraying Apparatus & Technical Advice

The final part from Dig for Victory guide 18 on fruit disease control covers spraying apparatus and further technical advice.