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Codling Moth Management

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IPM Built on a Strong Foundation

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Knowing the fundamentals of codling moth biology, pheromone traps, and models is critical for implementing control tactics. The science must be understood to implement the practices and adjust controls.

Biology and EcologyMonitoring and IdentificationPredictive ModelsSocioeconomic and Orchard Management

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Control Tactics

Successful IPM programs integrate control tactics and are flexible enough to adjust for seasonal changes in pest and beneficial insect populations. The most stable IPM programs take a multi-tactic approach, utilizing as many pillars of control as possible. IPM programs that don’t follow this strategy lead to programs that become inherently variable in performance.

AUTOCIDAL: Mating Disruption, Sterile Impact ReleaseCULTURAL CONTROL: Sanitation, Bins, NettingCHEMICAL: Resistance Management, Spray Programs, SprayersBIOLOGICAL: Natural Enemies, Viruses, Nematodes

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Integrated Pest Management

Codling moth control is perpetual work to avoid crop loss and outbreaks. Area wide management with all IPM tactics is critical with this highly mobile, multi-generational pest.

Integrated Pest Management




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