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Photo 1. Codling moth larvae feeding inside the fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Tree Fruit Entomology Update for the End of August 2018 - News News
Pennsylvania has experienced a combined average per location of about 20 inches of rain during the last 5 weeks. More
Photo 1. Apple fruit injured by first-generation codling moth larvae. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes: 2018 Mid-Season Pest Management Update - News News
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards. More
The potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, is a pest that is easy to overlook until the damage - called "hopperburn" - "burns" you. Photo: Penn State College of Agriculture
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: June 28 2018 - News News
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production. More
Codling moth monitoring trap. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes: Pest Management Update for Mid-June, 2018 - News News
First-generation flights of codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, and obliquebanded leafroller continue, second-generation Oriental fruit moth about to start, monitor for leafhoppers, woolly apple aphids, San Jose scales, and European red mites. More
Delta trap for monitoring insect pests.
Tree Fruit Insect Pests - Spring Monitoring and Management - Articles Articles
It cannot be overstated how important it is to aggressively monitor all insect pests in each orchard, especially with the additional pressure coming from brown marmorated stink bug. More
Tufted apple budmoth larva on fruit. G. Krawczyk.
Tree Fruit Insect Pests - Late Summer Management - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Insect Pests - Late Summer Management

Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

Tufted apple bud moth, obliquebanded leafroller, Oriental fruit moth, codling moth and brown marmorated stink bug should be monitored in late summer. More
Codling moth injured apple fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update for August 30, 2017 - News News
As harvest approaches and the bins are being moved to the orchard, we need to remember that a number of important pests are still present in the orchards. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult on apple. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for July 20, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for July 20, 2017

07/21/2017

Pheromone traps are the best indicators for controlling CM and OFM. Detection of live BMSB nymphs in traps placed in orchards warrants an immediate insecticide application. More
Brown marmorated stink bug injury on apple. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 23, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for June 23, 2017

07/03/2017

The flights of the first generation adults of tufted apple bud moth, obliquebanded leafroller and codling moth are almost completed in most Pennsylvania orchards. More
Photo 1. Obliquebanded leafroller injured new growth on apple tree. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 16, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for June 16, 2017

06/16/2017

The adults of the first generation tufted apple bud moth (TABM) and obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) continue to fly in most Pennsylvania orchards. More
Codling moth male adult in pheromone trap. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 02, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for June 02, 2017

06/01/2017

The tufted apple bud moth (TABM), obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) and codling moth (CM) continue their flights in most orchards across Pennsylvania. More
Growing apple terminal injured by Obliquebanded leafroller (June). Photo: Greg Krawczyk
Entomology Update for June 2017 - News News

Entomology Update for June 2017

05/26/2017

The 2017 biofix for the first brood tufted apple bud moth (TABM) at the Penn State orchards in Biglerville was established on May 1st while for the obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) on May 20th. More
Peach shoot injured by Oriental fruit moth larvae. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Early Season Management of Insect and Mite Pests in Orchards - News News
The warm weather and the accumulation of degree days, which in Pennsylvania are on pace with 2012 spring conditions, moved the development of plants and insect pests very rapidly forward. More
Brown marmorated stink bug
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Articles Articles

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier. More
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug as a Pest of Corn and Soybeans
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug as a Pest of Corn and Soybeans - Articles Articles
Brown marmorated stink bugs tend to be problematic because they prefer to feed upon reproductive tissues, those tissues that will be harvested. More
Under normal conditions, overwintering adults emerge from their winter hideouts in early spring to mid-June and immediately move to feed on available hosts. Photo by G. Krawczyk.
Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, is an exotic insect species naturally occurring in Japan, southern China, and Korea. More
Assessing Soybean Fields for Insect Damage
Assessing Soybean Fields for Insect Damage - Articles Articles
This time of year (July) a suite of insect pest species are feeding upon soybean foliage. More
What's that Smell? The Stinkbugs are Back!
What's that Smell? The Stinkbugs are Back! - Articles Articles
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is an insect native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan that was accidently introduced into Pennsylvania in the late nineties. More