Fireblight Prediction and Management

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Many consider blight an apparently random curse, and part of the game a pome fruit grower must play. As outbreaks do not occur yearly, damage always seems to be somebody else's problem, until it suddenly appears in your orchard.

How Does Codling Moth Mating Disruption Work?

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Mating disruption dispensers work by releasing synthetic pheromone which prevents or delays males from finding females, thus reducing the reproductive rate of the population. Now is the time to decide which dispensers to place in the orchard so you have enough time for ordering and to organize your work force.

How Relevant Are Parasitoids for Leafroller Control?

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Leafrollers have a number of parasitoids that naturally occur in orchards.

Most Effective Strategies for Control of Obliquebanded Leafroller

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Timing is everything when it comes to effective pest management. Knowing when a pest is susceptible to which kind of pesticide is the key for successful control.

Woolly Apple Aphid

Saturday Feb 10, 2024

Woolly apple aphid (WAA) has become more common over the past few years and is a quarantine threat for export to certain countries. WAA can be found feeding on the roots as well as occurring in the tree canopy where it can appear as a white cottony mass on pruning scars or shoots.