[NAFEX] winter moths?
alandhaigh at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 10:24:10 EDT 2008
The alleged epidemic of winter moths in the northeast has me a bit
perplexed. I've always had a minor problem on some sites where trees with a
light flower set will loose the potential very light crop to some kind of
flower eating caterpillar. On the same sites trees with a heavy set are
unaffected by whatever reduction may be taking place. The problem just
isn't big enough to bother with.
I subscribe to a couple of the trades like "Good Fruit Grower" and "Fruit
Grower News" the first published in Washington the other Michigan and have
never seen mention of this particular pest nor is it mentioned in Cornell's
"Pest Management Guidelines for Fruit Production" in the 2007 edition or
earlier. Given the unique timing of its emergence it makes no sense that it
would be overlooked if it is such a potent threat. Can anyone clear this up
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