UC ANR Publication 3432, L.R. Use CM-DA combo traps (as well as standard 1 mg traps) to monitor conventionally managed orchards near orchards with aerosol dispensers to provide an accurate assessment of codling moth population and activity. It is best to place a trap in the center of each 2.5 acre section to be monitored, however, traps may be placed toward an outside border that is impacted by known history of pest high pressure. Other inserts have a dry adhesive that does not require stirring. Management Strategies: Monitoring: Depending on climatic conditions and location in the state, there are two to four generations of codling moth each year. Preharvest interval (PHI) is the number of days from treatment to harvest. In pear, deep entries are most often noticed when frass appears at the calyx end of the fruit. Larvae must eat Altacor, Assail, Confirm, Delegate, Exirel, Intrepid, and Rimon, to be most effective so thorough and timely coverage is essential. The first is a “sting” to the fruit, where the larvae has penetrated the fruit surface but has died shortly after. Effectiveness may be enhanced with more dilute applications (i.e., 200–400 gal water/acre). Begin oil applications at 100 to 200 DD after the biofix. Larvae are whitish with a black head when immature, and pinkish with brown heads when mature. Hang 1 mg pheromone traps in the orchard in mid-March (or at bloom in foothill orchards) about 6 to 7 feet high, with one trap every 10 acres and at least two traps per orchard. Timing of pesticide treatments depends on the life stage targeted. May cause a greasy appearance to some fruit if applied close to harvest or with high seasonal volumes. There are two types of damage: stings and deep entries. Pheromones applied in orchards work to disrupt or delay the ability of male codling moth to locate and mate with females, resulting in a reduction of viable offspring. Pheromones are deployed as either hand-applied dispensers or in an aerosol canister (puffer). Adult moths are approximately 10 mm (⅜”) in length, with a wing span of 18 mm (¾”). Mature larvae migrating down the tree in search of shelters to spin cocoons enter these bands. Moths are most active on warm evenings, but are inactive at temperatures below 60 °F. Horticultural mineral oil is referred to as a topical ovicide. The eggs are smaller than a pinhead, disk-shaped, and opaque white when first laid. There are various types of traps but the most common one used over the past decade is the delta-type. Last Updated: April 3, 2020 Codling moth larvae are a major garden and agricultural pest. If these little pests are bothering your apple, nut and other fruit trees, it's time to take charge! Together with this, remove infected fruits as soon as they are seen and destroy before the emergence of the larva. Eggs require 8 to 14 days to incubate. These two insecticides are best used together as a tank mix application. Supercharged traps do not attract moths from far, so place as many traps as you can monitor in areas of the orchard that are known hot spots and areas vulnerable to wind where pheromone concentration is likely to be reduced. Restricted entry interval (REI) is the number of hours (unless otherwise noted) from treatment until the treated area can be safely entered without protective clothing. Once biofix is reached, calculate degree-days using a lower threshold of 50°F and an upper threshold of 88°F. Deep entries occur when larvae penetrate the fruit skin, bore to the core, and feed in the seed cavity. There are two types of damage caused by the larvae of the codling moth. CODLING MOTH BIOLOGY ^ Codling moth adults don’t cause apple damage directly. The second is when the larvae has tunnelled into the fruit core and been able to feed in the seed cavity. Codling moth are prone to attack apples, pears, stone fruit and walnuts. Stings are shallow entries where a larva burrows into the flesh and then dies or a larva briefly feeds at a location then abandons that site and moves to another location. Codling moth damage was cut to zero, and the bagged fruit showed excellent color and flavor. The body is usually creamy white but turns slightly pink when mature. Codling moth prefers apple but also attacks pear, large-fruited hawthorn and quince. When moths are caught in these edge traps, it signals the need to monitor fruit. Some inserts are coated with a sticky adhesive that requires stirring occasionally to maintain its effectiveness in capturing moths. To determine if treatment is needed for subsequent generations, careful trap and fruit monitoring is essential. Put these traps in trees at the same level as the pheromone dispensers. Varela, UC IPM and UC Cooperative Extension Sonoma County, J.A. Residual at 3.4 oz/acre rate is about 14 days. Remove host trees in nearby abandoned orchards (apple, pear, and walnut) to destroy reservoirs of codling moth. This lure is sold commercially as the "DA" lure and is available alone and in combination with pheromone ("combo lure"). Larvae may enter through the sides, stem end, or calyx end of the fruit. It is important to put out pheromone products early in order to disrupt the mating of overwintering moths as soon as they emerge. Make applications 250 DD after biofix. Apply a spray when 200 to 250 degree-days have accumulated from the fourth biofix and, if needed, a second spray when the residual of the previous spray ends. on any label when tank mixing products that contain the same a.i. 2019 Codling Moth Damage Survey. The treatment thresholds recommended above should only be applied to the individual trap associated with 2.5 acres and should not be used as a threshold based on an average moth capture over the entire orchard. The number of dispensers applied per area depends on the type of product used. Make a second application 7 to 10 days later, a third application at 600 DD and a fourth 7 to 10 days later for a total of 4 applications per flight. Data was collected in August or September of 2019 and 2020. Rotate chemicals with a different mode-of-action Group number, and do not use products with the same mode-of-action Group number more than twice per season to help prevent the development of resistance. May also be tank-mixed with acetamiprid (Assail) for increased efficacy of both materials. If treatment is needed, use the guidelines in the section below to determine the best time to spray. Apply just prior to first flight biofix in mid-March to mid-April. Timing for the second codling moth generation should also be based on degree-day accumulations. Tank mixing with 1% oil (volume by volume) increases efficacy: oil suppresses egg hatch and spinosad kills young larvae that ingest it. The front wings are usually square tipped. Generally, if the female's abdomen feels hard to the touch, the moth is most likely mated. Degree-day models, that accurately predict the development of insects, have been used for several insects, including the codling moth. Functions as both an ovicide and larvicide. As they feed, they push out mounds of fecal material, called frass, which gathers around the entrance hole. When mixing and applying pesticides, follow all label precautions to protect yourself and others around you. First generation One or more holes plugged with frass on the fruit's surface are a characteristic sign of codling moth infestation. Before getting into specifics, note that several non-plastic materials also can be used. If a treatment is justified based on accumulated moth captures, then moth capture accumulation is started over for the next time period, based either on the expected residue of the pesticide or over the next 250 degree-days. I tried it, and it worked for me, too. The best way to utilize the codling moth model is to access the WSU Decision Aid System (www.decisionaid.systems). In most traps an insert with a sticky surface is where moths are captured. Oils may be phytotoxic if used within a few weeks of a sulfur or captan spray or if applied at higher rates during hot weather (above 90°F). (Service traps one to two times a week until biofix is set and once a week thereafter. The codling moth can destroy over 80 percent of your crop if neglected. Other botanical and biological insecticides have not been effective at controlling codling moth in organic orchards. Pheromone mating disruption has been shown to significantly reduce the amount of insecticides required to control codling moth in apple orchards. If moths are caught in the 1 mg traps, check the fruit in the surrounding area. 225 degree timing: The first target is the codling moth eggs. The supercharged traps should catch a few moths, but the 1 mg traps should not catch any. To assess codling moth damage, examine fruit at the end of the first generation, in early July, and again before harvest. Examine at least 200 fruit from throughout the orchard as well as in known hot spots and areas vulnerable to wind (edges, high spots), which can reduce pheromone concentration. Caprile, UC Cooperative Extension Contra Costa County, P.M. Vossen (emeritus), UC Cooperative Extension Sonoma and Marin counties, L.G. Highly toxic to bees; do not spray directly or allow to drift onto blooming crops or weeds where bees are foraging. Thus, if a trap catches 2 moths one week and 2 or more the next, a treatment should be applied to the area associated with the trap (2.5 acres). Homeowners can use many of these same techniques but on a smaller scale. Codling moth has two to four generations each season. The recommended treatment threshold is a total 5 moths, so if 6 or more moths have been captured, then the area associated with the trap should be treated at the 425 degree-day timing. MODE OF ACTION: Contact including smothering and barrier effects. It is about 1/12-inch (2 mm) long. The codling moth pupa is brown and about 1/2 inch (12 mm) long. Residual at the 5.33 lb/acre rate with a pH of 5.5 is about 14 days. Warmer areas of New Zealand usually have two generations of codling moth each year, and cooler areas just one. The first date that moths are found in traps for three consecutive trap checks and sunset temperatures have reached 62°F is first biofix. Mating disruption is a standard control for codling moth applied to roughly 90% of apple acres in Washington. In California, races of codling moth attack prune and walnut. This computer based system automatically updates the codling moth model but it also provides management guidelines and is linked to the pesticide recommendations found in the WSU Crop Protection Guide for Tree Fruit – EB0419. A third generation of codling moth eggs does not occur every year in every location. Reprint articles with permission must include: Originally published by Washington State Tree Fruit Extension Fruit Matters at treefruit.wsu.edu and a link to the original article. COMMENTS: Use only in orchards with low-to-moderate populations or as a supplement to mating disruption. Peak emergence is usually 17 to 21 days later, though this depends on temperature. Mature larvae of the second generation leave fruit as early as mid-August in search of overwintering sites. Because these lures are relatively new to the market and there appears to be some variability in these lures from one season to the next, use them in conjunction with standard 10X and 1X pheromone lures in order to become familiar with them. It chews its way to the fruit core or young walnut meats, making both fruits and nuts inedible; damaged nuts usually fall from the tree well before maturity. When mature the codling moth larvae exits the fruit and searches for a sheltered location on the tree or at the base of the tree and spins a cocoon. The insecticide Entrust (spinosad) is also an effective organic insecticide, but the number of applications per season is restricted by the label. Record the catch separately for each trap. Stings are entries where larvae bore into the flesh a short distance before dying. Check with your certifier about the exact status of all materials. See the discussion above regarding the kind of traps and lures to be used in monitoring codling moth adults. For timings at which each pesticide can be used refer to the Crop Protection Guide. One of the most important and effective means of control is simply that of cleanliness around the base of the tree. Repeat applications of. The wings are tipped by a patch of bronze-colored scales that reflect in sunlight. Typical Damage to Apple fruit by the Codling Moth Grub - Caterpillar. If needed, apply a second spray when the residual of the previous spray ends. DAMAGE CAUSED BY CODLING MOTH The damage caused by Codling Moth is easily identified, unsightly holes in the flesh of apples. It is possible to apply insecticides, referred to as residual ovicides, between the 225-275 degree-day period. It is a violation of the law to disregard label directions. It includes a number of important tree fruit pests, e.g., codling moth, oriental fruit moth and several species of leafrollers. Adult activity peaks in mid-July to early August and continues into early September. For low moth populations, a single application may be sufficient; make this application when 200 to 250 degree-days have accumulated from the second biofix. Most apple orchards in Washington are treated with pheromone mating disruption products and in these orchards a “high-load” pheromone lure, or a lure containing pheromone plus a non-pheromone component, such as pear ester, should be used. Capture of codling moth adults in pheromone traps can be used to estimate population levels and help make control decisions. Excerpt from the WSU Crop Protection Guide. Upwind placement is one puffer every 50 to 65 feet, and downwind placement is one every 100 to 130 feet, or an average of 20 units per quarter mile. A larvicide; larvae must ingest to become infected by this virus. The difference is codling moth feeds in the core and the apple maggot tunnels throughout the flesh. For dilute application, rate is per 100 gal water to be applied in 300 to 500 gal water/acre, according to label; for concentrate applications, use 80 to 100 gal water/acre or lower if the label allows. As they feed, they push excrement out of the apple through an entry hole, which is gradually enlarged and often serves as an exit hole. WA 38 First Commercial Season Storage & Packing Observations, WA 38 Optimization of Light Interception…, Pear Psylla Management using Reflective Plastic Mulch, Pear Psylla Insecticide Bioassay – Egg Mortality, Pear Psylla Management – Postharvest Sprays, Pear Psylla – Summer Generations Overview and Management, Management of Little Cherry & X-disease for Backyard Producers. The problem with this pest is that the damage can sometimes only become evident after you have bitten into the apple, a very off-putting experience! Using historical biofix dates to time the application, hang all pheromone products shortly before the first moth emergence in early March to early April. Codling moth damage can be confused with apple maggot damage. Make the second and third, if needed, application when the residual effectiveness of the previous spray has ended; this will vary, depending on the chemical used. No discrimination is intended, and other pesticides with the same active ingredient may be suitable. Never exceed the maximum a.i. Calyx entries are difficult to detect without cutting the fruit. A late pheromone application will require supplemental spray treatment. When flight activity increases around 1100 to 1200 degree-days from the third biofix, establish the fourth biofix. Check traps weekly and replace lures at the frequency recommended by the manufacturer. Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) feeds inside apples, which makes the fruit unsuitable for eating. Visible damage occurs to fruit when the young codling moth caterpillars burrow through the skin. Place hand-applied pheromone dispensers in the upper third of the tree canopy. The life cycle involves one complete and one partial generation per year in southern Britain, though two generations occur in hot summers. Infestations in stone fruits such as apricot and cherry are extremely rare and usually occur only where heavy infestations of apple or pear are nearby. Pupae are brown and about 0.75 inch l… The caterpillars of this insect can damage a high proportion of the fruits on apple trees in gardens. Hang 1 mg pheromone traps at 6 to 8 feet high in the canopy and assess them weekly to ensure the mating disruption product has not expired. Use pesticides with care. All codling moth management programs should be supplemented with cultural controls. Also remove props, picking bins, and fruit piles from the orchard. If trap catches are low or the weather turns too cool for moth activity, you can delay treatment, but continue to monitor. In orchards where codling moth is managed primarily with insecticides, pheromone traps, in conjunction with degree-days and sunset temperatures, are used to determine egg hatch and proper spray timing. COMMENTS: Attach dispensers to branches in the upper third of tree canopies. Oriental fruit moth- The codling moth is distinguished from these worms by the absence of an anal comb. Apple trees naturally grow very tall which makes it hard for the home gardener to inspect for and manage pests in the tree canopy. Second and third generation The lure used in a trap should be changed on the interval recommended by the company providing the product. Articles from the Tree Fruit website may only be republished with prior author permission © Washington State University. are parasites that attack codling moth eggs. Bands can be removed and examined after the first generation or after harvest. If moth captures do not exceed 3 moths, a control treatment should not be necessary, and the accumulation of moth catch from zero again. Early maturing apples like Galas and Red Delicious and late leafing walnuts are less susceptible to codling moth damage because their fruit production time is off sync with peak moth activity. If no residual or topical ovicides are applied in the 225-275 or 375 degree-day timings, respectively, then insecticides should be applied at 425 degree-days, which targets the beginning of codling moth egg hatch period. Caution: Control treatments should be applied to the part of the orchard represented by moth capture in the trap that has exceeded the treatment threshold. Deep entries occur when a larva bores through the flesh of the fruit, eventually arriving at the center of the apple or pear where it feeds primarily on seeds. 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