Pests on young fruit trees
Hello, we recently planted 40 young fruit trees (1 to 2 year old): apple, pear, quince, medlar. We are now detecting a few early problems with pests and diseases and wonder if anyone can recommend an organic control (or non chemical invasive control) for young trees.
The main problem seems to be aphids, but I think we also have some red spider mite and powdery mildew. The soil is acidic. It has not rained for the last 6 weeks so we are experiencing some unusual dry weather, however, we have two wells and the trees have been regularly watered.
The warm daytime temperatures have contrasted with some frosty nights; some of the early leaf/buds might have been caught by the frost this way. Any advice please.