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The Insect and Mite Control Toolbox

Information to assist growers in selecting controls and timings for tree fruit insect and mite pests.

Timing of a spray application in relation to insect and mite biology is important for achieving the best results.

Insecticides and miticides should be selected based on the pests to be controlled and product efficacy for each. Growers can prevent resistance to pest control chemicals by alternating chemicals by IRAC code group.

Timing of a spray application in relation to insect and mite biology is important for achieving the best results.

Insecticides and miticides should be selected based on the pests to be controlled and product efficacy for each. Growers can prevent resistance to pest control chemicals by alternating chemicals by IRAC code group.

Timing of a spray application in relation to insect and mite biology is important for achieving the best results.

Insecticides and miticides should be selected based on the pests to be controlled and product efficacy for each. Growers can prevent resistance to pest control chemicals by alternating chemicals by IRAC code group.

A pheromone is a chemical messenger produced naturally by an organism and released into the environment. When detected by a second individual of the same species, the pheromone changes the behavior of that second individual.

Many apple growers in Pennsylvania continue to do battle with the internal fruit feeding pest complex, the codling moth (CM) Cydia pomonella, and the Oriental fruit moth (OFM) Grapholita molesta.

A number of insect and mite pests have developed varying levels of resistance to some insecticidal chemistries over the years, including the organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids.