Area-wide codling moth management in a fragmented MI orchard system
Peter S. McGhee, firstname.lastname@example.org, David Epstein, email@example.com, Nikki Rothwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, Heidi Noordijk, email@example.com, Bill Shane, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Larry Gut, email@example.com. Michigan State University, Entomology, 205 Center for Integrated Plant Systems, East Lansing, MI
An area-wide approach to manage codling moth, Cydia pomonella, was implemented in three apple growing regions in Michigan. Thirty growers participating on over 2700 acres of apple utilized pheromone-based mating disruption, codling moth granulosis virus, and some recently registered insecticides to effectively control codling moth. Captures of male codling moth in pheromone-baited traps and injury to fruit at harvest were significantly reduced on area-wide farms using pheromone mating disruption compared to orchards outside of the project. The overall number of pesticide applications targeting codling moth was also reduced.
Species 1: Lepidoptera Tortricidae Cydiapomonella (codling moth)