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2012-04-20 09:53:09

The EPA decision to phase out AZM by 2012 means tree fruit growers will need new management strategies Azinphos-methyl (AZM) has been the most used insecticide in apple production in the United States since the late 1960s, primarily as a control for the codling moth, but a decision by the EPA to phase out AZM by 2012 signals the end of this product's use by tree fruit growers. In recent years, many new insecticides have been registered to replace AZM. These new insecticides have unique...

2011-12-01 13:42:44

A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology shows that radiation can be used to effectively sterilize the light brown apple moth (LBAM), an insect pest found in Australia, New Zealand, California, Hawaii, Sweden, and the British Isles. The light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker), feeds on apples, pears, stonefruits, citrus, grapes, berries and many other plants. A native of Australia, it has been found in California since 2007. The California Department of Food...

2010-02-20 08:15:24

A cocktail of compounds emitted by the beneficial fungus Muscodor albus may offer a biologically based way to fumigate certain crops and rid them of destructive pests. That's the indication from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies in which scientists pitted Muscodor against potato tuber moths, apple codling moths and Tilletia fungi that cause bunt diseases in wheat. The scientists"”at ARS laboratories in Aberdeen, Idaho; Wapato, Wash., and other locations"”conducted...

2009-09-15 08:43:08

In Draft Response by APHIS to Petitioners A new report from the National Research Council finds that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is within its broad regulatory authority to classify California's invasive Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) as an "actionable" pest, which the agency asserted in a draft response document to two petitions questioning the classification.  However, the Research Council report says that APHIS would benefit...


Latest Tortricidae Reference Libraries

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2007-10-24 13:06:45

The Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella), is a member of the Lepidopteran family Tortricidae. They are known as an agricultural pest, their larva being the common apple worm. It is originally native to Europe but was introduced to North America, where it has become one of the regular pests of apple orchards. Now it is found nearly worldwide. It also is a pest against pears, walnuts, and other tree fruits. The codling moth is grayish with light gray and copper stripes on its wings, and has an...

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2005-08-25 11:45:07

The Tortricidae or tortix moths are a family of the Lepidoptera. The typical resting posture is with the wings folded back producing the rather rounded profile. It is a large family with over 6,000 species described. Many of these are economically important pests, including (in Europe): Summer fruit tortrix moth (Adoxophyes orana) Fruit tree tortrix moth (Archips podana) Rose leaf roller (Archips rosana) Argyrotaenia ljungiana, a pest on vines, maize and fruit trees Peach moth...

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