Control of Orthosia hibisci on Apple
Authors: Weires, R. W.; Reissig, W. H.; McNicholas, F. J.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 73, Number 5, October 1980 , pp. 748-751(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Orthosia hibisci (Guenée) was the predominant noctuid responsible for commercial fruit losses through larval feeding activity in New York apple orchards during 1978 and 1979. Petal fall applications of methomyl, endosulfan, and encapsulated methyl parathion were very effective in reducing the percentage of harvested fruit damaged by larval feeding. Larval feeding damage of one % of harvested fruit resulted in $63.23/ha loss based on 1979 harvest yields and prices. Monitoring O. hibisci male moths during 1979 with a sex attractant bait indicated activity occurred in the Champlain Valley from late March through May with peak activity coinciding with the pink stage of 'McIntosh' bud development.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1980-10-01
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