[NAFEX] Codling Moth Control (Richard Moyer's)

dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Mon Apr 7 00:04:20 EDT 2008

Check out these photos at Google.

Codling Moth:


Oriental Fruit Moth


It's probably on or the other.  There is a pheromone twist tie mating 
disruptor that is a dual, codling moth and oriental fruit moth that works 
quite well on both available at Great Lakes IPM.  Hope this helps!

Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William C. Garthright" <billg at inebraska.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Codling Moth Control (Richard Moyer's)

>> I have worms in my apples, but how do I tell if they are coddling moth 
>> worms?
> I don't know, but I was told by my local extension service (still without 
> a fruit specialist, unfortunately) that coddling moths are a problem in 
> Nebraska, so I ordered a coddling moth pheromone kit from www.Gemplers.com 
> (for $15.50). At least, I should be able to tell if I have that problem or 
> not,... assuming I get fruit this year. (And I'm thinking you could 
> probably make a trap easily enough with some tanglefoot, and just buy the 
> pheromones from them - which would be much, much cheaper.)
> So many places sell these things in huge quantities, and I'm just a 
> backyard fruit grower. Likewise, I haven't been able to get the sprays 
> that have been recommended for oriental fruit moths*, either. So much of 
> this stuff is aimed at commercial growers (understandably).
> [* My extension service says that they don't think that oriental fruit 
> moths are a problem in Nebraska - again, there's no fruit specialist at 
> the university - but I think they're wrong. So I bought an oriental fruit 
> moth pheromone kit from Gemplers, too. We'll see.]
> Incidentally, I've seen these big red sticky-balls designed to capture 
> apple maggot moths (which might be the worms in your apples), but I worry 
> that bees would be attracted to them. Won't bees get stuck on a red 
> sticky-ball like this? Anyone know?
> Bill
> Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
> -- 
> I do not believe in putting out the sun to keep weeds from growing. - 
> Robert G. Ingersoll

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