Can anyone tell me what spray is best to use on my trees for the bronze beetle. Our fruit trees are being stripped of all leaves one by one!

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I had read pyrethrum (spelling?) daisy was the best plant companion to prevent bronze bettle but I have no experience of same.
We have very old pear trees and they suffer from the same thing - we are not able to water them and I believe water stress may lead to bronze bettle infestation. We like the pear trees for leaf coverage in the summer as sun protection so the bettle damage is a secondary factor and i would prefer not to spray the trees.
Pigeon Valley - picture shows the pear trees in blossom
Hi, thanks for the advice. I'm growing Pyrethrum (?) for the first time in my vegge garden this year. Will see how effective it is. I heard only good things about this plant. I haven't done anything yet to my trees re the beetle problem but in saying that it seems that they ate their belleys full and moved on to another farm! So for now we have new leaves coming out YAH!

Pigeon Valley said:
I had read pyrethrum (spelling?) daisy was the best plant companion to prevent bronze bettle but I have no experience of same.
We have very old pear trees and they suffer from the same thing - we are not able to water them and I believe water stress may lead to bronze bettle infestation. We like the pear trees for leaf coverage in the summer as sun protection so the bettle damage is a secondary factor and i would prefer not to spray the trees.
Pigeon Valley - picture shows the pear trees in blossom
I use pyretheum and neem oil combined for bronze beetle. Mine can get severe damage if left in November & December, and are definitely not water stressed. They lesson a lot mid-late summer, and seem to prefer some varieties of trees more than others.

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