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Call to Action for WA & OR Pear and Apple Growers: 2021 Codling Moth Survey

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Call to Action for WA & OR Pear and Apple Growers: 2021 Codling Moth Survey

The recent article in the Good Fruit Grower announcing the formation of a codling moth task force https://www.goodfruit.com/new-task-force-tackles-codling-moth/ is describing some of the recent efforts. One of the first goals is to try and understand what specific challenges growers are facing. To do this we have put together an industry-wide survey. https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79j02XolDlwCIVo.  We have over one hundred responses so far, but would like more. If you have not filled out the survey, we encourage you to do so. The survey will close on Friday March 26th. Please take a few minutes and provide us with your feedback before it closes. Results will be shared with the industry and guide future research and extension.

Codling moth has been the key pest of pome fruits across the growing regions of Washington and Oregon for over a hundred years.  Over that time, pest management programs regularly evolved as key pesticides were phased out and new technology was incorporated.  As we continue to adapt to new situations, there is a need to synthesize and evaluate past and current codling moth research and management recommendations, and to communicate that information to stakeholders.  The WA Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) initiated the formation of the Codling Moth Task Force in September 2020, to take the lead on these issues.

For questions regarding the survey please contact the task force chair: Chris Adams (chris.adams@oregonstate.edu).

Washington State University