[NAFEX] Plum Curcullio Question

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Jul 13 02:12:14 EDT 2006


Peaceful Valley Farm Supply carries lures for the Tedders traps (black
pyramids).  

One article I read hazards a guess that one to three pyramid traps per tree
would control curculio in a small orchard.  Out here, where we have no plum
curculio, one of our pests is codling moth.  I've had exceptional control
with one lured trap per tree.  New baits are being tested for curculio; one
hopes that the effectiveness will increase and price decrease.

http://www.groworganic.com/item_PIT380_PlumCurculioLure.html



Stephen Sadler
USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8, 
Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Mark or Helen
Angermayer
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:55 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Plum Curcullio Question

Hi Jim,

I am thinking of making some of those black pyramid curculio traps next
spring, and painting the trunks white, along with bagging fruit.  We have
lots of crabapples in the neighborhood so my guess is there's a never ending
supply of those snout beetles, but perhaps I can put a dent in the
population.  You ever tried the pyramid or screen traps?

Mark Angermayer
Zone 5 Kansas





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