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Oriental fruit moth adult. Photo: G. Krawczyk
Insect Bytes for April 15, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for April 15, 2017

04/14/2017

Despite the calendar indicating just the middle of April, all stone fruits and even some apple cultivars in southern Pennsylvania are already in bloom. 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
Plum Curculio adult on young apple fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Weekly Insect Bytes for May 05, 2017 - News News
All pheromone traps for monitoring the most common fruit pests should already be in place in orchards. More
Codling moth injured apple fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Weekly Insect Bytes for May 19th, 2017 - News News
During a normal season in orchards with a pest pressure, the seasonal management of the codling moth (CM) larvae should be initiated at around 250 DD50 after the biofix. 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
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
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
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

06/23/2017

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
Japanese beetles feeding on nectarine fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for July 07, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for July 07, 2017

07/07/2017

Japanese beetles (JB) are frequently being observed in most fruit orchards and causing severe injuries to foliage by skeletonizing of leaves. 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
Codling moth injured apple fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update for July 2017 - News News

Entomology Update for July 2017

07/28/2017

Late July and the beginning of August indicates the time to again intensify the careful management of internal fruit feeders. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult and nymphs on corn. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for August 10, 2017 - News News
The flights of the second generation codling moth (CM) and third generation oriental fruit moth (OFM) continue in most Pennsylvania pome fruit orchards. 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