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Hi all,

I have 2 sour cherry trees on our little city lot; last year was their first year in bearing and they had lots of larvae -- cherry fruit fly, I believe -- in the cherries. Any suggestions for control? Running chickens under the trees would be cool but is not possible for us, at least in the next couple of years. There's an insecticide bait based on Spinosad that's approved for organic orchards, called GF-120 Naturalyte, I believe, but it only seems to be available in mass quantities. I'm up for any other ideas.

Thanks,
Jon
 
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Sorry, I didn't think to check the "bugs" forum. I'll try the milk jug technique suggested there. Apologies that my search-fu is so weak. I will study harder.

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how did it work out?  have you found anything that was effective?
 
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