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  • From: Ginda Fisher <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] bagging apples & winter moth
  • Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 18:45:08 -0400

On May 31, 2008, at 5:22 PM, Diane Whitehead wrote:

. . .what really changed our landscape back to green was the importation in
1979, '80 and '81 of some natural predator of the winter moth. By
1985 their population had crashed. It was so great to have fruit
again. I suppose we still have some winter moths but they aren't
noticeable enough for me to do anything to prevent them.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

That's encouraging. Local scientists are releasing parasitic flied here, that they hope will eventually control the pest. I'm hopeful that in a few years they will recede to become an ordinary caterpillar, and not the extraordinary problem thay have been for the last few years. scientist_to_la.html

Eastern MA, zone 6

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