How Does Codling Moth Mating Disruption Work?

Monday Feb 21, 2022

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.

Fireblight Prediction and Management

Monday Feb 21, 2022

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.

Most Effective Strategies for Control of Obliquebanded Leafroller

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022

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.

How Relevant Are Parasitoids for Leafroller Control?

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022

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

How to Effectively Manage Codling Moth

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

Without any intervention, codling moth numbers increase about four-fold from generation to generation. Therefore, targeting the first generation is important to reset the population size to a minimum. Control measures for subsequent generations can be adjusted to the local pest pressure indicated by trap counts.