Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research
Project Number: 5352-22430-001-51
Start Date: Apr 01, 2013
End Date: Mar 31, 2016
Field experiments will determine the impact of deployment of attract and kill stations on populations of codling moths in apple orchards, then on oviposition on apples in orchards, and finally on rates of infestation of codling moth in apples in orchards. Attract-and-kill stations will be baited with a chemical feeding attractant that attracts both male and female moths. Impact of stations on moth numbers will be determined by monitoring moth numbers with traps baited with sex pheromone lures, and with blacklight traps. Subsequent experiments will count eggs on and near apples, and count codling moth larval damage to apples.