Project Number: 5352-22430-001-29-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2011
End Date: Apr 30, 2013
1. Evaluate the correlation of leafroller adult catches in traps baited with pear ester and acetic acid with local larval populations within orchards. 2. Evaluate the relative attractiveness of other host plant volatiles in combination with acetic acid for both leafrollers and codling moth.
Orchards with known leafroller populations will be identified in the Wenatchee and Yakima Valleys. Blocks will be monitored with traps baited with acetic acid and pear ester. Leafroller larval populations and fruit injury will be sampled and correlated with moth catches. Replicated trials will be conducted in a few sites to compare the attractiveness of several different host plant volatiles plus acetic acid.