What pest is next?

tedgrowsit(6b PA)May 22, 2012

I just got done thinning my apples a few days ago. What I have left are some fairly nice looking apples, not perfect, a few curculio scars. The last few years I have been bagging my apples, generally at an earlier stage than they are right now. Is there more pest pressure ahead, or are we pretty much in the clear at this point? I know some here advocate a couple of early sprays, then no more, getting pretty decent usable fruit. At this point should I bother to bag my apples? Should I spray more? I live in South East Pennsylvania. My apples are getting close to quarter size. Thanks, Ted

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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Ted, the second generation of codling moth is going to hatch in a few weeks. PC is pretty much done for the year other than the occasional feeding scar. I usually have a big problem with 2nd generation CM if I don't do anything, but I am not using heavy-duty poisons, so that may have something to do with it.


    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 6:57AM
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The spring drop is on the ground this morning. Gotta get it picked up this week. In my area, apple maggot is the next unwanted visitor, due next week.

Here is a link that might be useful: WVU apple pests

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 7:51AM
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