How Does Codling Moth Mating Disruption Work?

Friday Feb 21, 2020

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

Friday Feb 21, 2020

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

Saturday Feb 15, 2020

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?

Saturday Feb 15, 2020

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

How to Effectively Manage Codling Moth

Monday Feb 10, 2020

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.