Codling Moth Management in Apple

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The Codling Moth is the most serious insect pest of apple in the Midwest because the larvae feed inside the apple, leaving an unsightly hole that can promote internal rotting. Because growers have a low tolerance (<1%) for codling moth injury (more than one damaged fruit in 100 is usually considered unacceptable), control strategies usually consist of frequent applications of broad-spectrum insecticides throughout the growing season. However, codling moth can also be managed successfully using IPM techniques that include cultural controls, mating disruption, and well-timed applications of reduced-risk insecticides.

Authors: 
Bruce Barrett
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Mark Gleason
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Sara Helland
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Mohammad Babadoost
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Richard Weinzierl
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Iowa State University