Effect of total freeze out on pest pressures next year???
The other thread about pest populations has me wondering what effect a total freeze out of almost all fruiting crops will have on pest populations of P.C., apple maggot, and coddling moth next year. We don't even have crabapples on almost all trees this year.
I would hope that this would cause a big crash for next year. On the flip side, I'm also afraid that many fruit-eating songbirds will suffer particularly in the fall and winter from lack of crabapple and mt. ash fruit.