Submitted to: Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/10/2003
Publication Date: 1/15/2004
Citation: Unruh, T.R. 2004. Leafroller biocontrol enhanced near rose and strawberry gardens: an update. Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference. p.20.
Interpretive Summary: Abstract only; please refer to technical abstract section
Technical Abstract: Mixed multifloral rose and strawberry gardens planted adjacent to pome fruit orchards continue to support the non-pest, strawberry leafroller, Ancylis comptana, which acts as an overwintering host for the leafroller parasitoid, Colpoclypeus florus. As gardens matured they had more foliage, hosted more of the beneficial complex, and parasitism of pest leafrollers in the adjacent orchards increased in both spring and summer generations. OBLR and Pandemis pyrusana were equally susceptible to parasitism by C. florus in orchards adjacent to rose gardens.