WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Areawide II Project

Tuesday, June 19, 2018



Management of Our Key Pest - Codling Moth

Developing a Realistic, Practical Plan to Control Codling Moth on Your Site.

Wenatchee Center, February 20, 2003
Yakima Center, March 13, 2003

The control of codling moth has been highly successful with relatively simple management methods since the mid-1960's, but things have changed! Codling moth damage used to be relatively rare, and most often considered an indication of careless pest management. Over the past couple of years, codling moth damage had become more common and cannot always be traced to simple mistakes. Recent changes in the regulatory environment limiting use of old products, the availability of new products and downturn in orchard economics have all contributed to the new era of codling moth control. Codling moth can be controlled, but not with the same methods and materials used for the past forty years. But what is the best approach to take? This workshop was designed to help you better understand the current codling moth problem, how to determine what is occurring in your orchard, and what to do to limit damage to your apples or pears. Presented below are summaries of the presentations made at these two meetings. Adobe PDF format files:

  1. "Codling moth management with new insecticides." (1.0 MB pdf file) Mike Doerr, WSU-TFREC
  2. "Models, how they work and fit into management plan" (1.6 MB pdf file) Vince Jones, WSU-TFREC
  3. "Sprayers and Applications" (0.6MB pdf file) Tom Auvil, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
  4. "Biology and behavior of codling moth" (0.5MB pdf file) Jay Brunner, WSU-TFREC
  5. "Resistance and Resistance Management" (2.0MB pdf file) John Dunley, WSU-TFREC
  6. "Some Practical Considerations When Using the Codling Moth Model " (194KB pdf file) Tim Smith, WSU Cooperative Extension
  7. "Monitoring Methods for Codling Moth" (2.2MB pdf file)Dr. Jay Brunner, WSU TFREC, Wenatchee
  8. "Pheromones as Control Tactics for Codling Moth" (4.4MB pdf file)Dr. Jay Brunner, WSU TFREC, Wenatchee
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