WNC Orchard Insect Populations
We have set some early traps in the MHCRS orchards and captures are reported below. The weekly summary of pest activity will begin as insects appear in earnest.
Learn more about southeastern apple insect pests at the Apple Insect Management page.
2021 Average Weekly Trap Captures
|Insects per trap|
|Mar 23||Mar 30||Apr 5|
|Oriental fruit moth||0.0||17.5||12.0|
|Tufted apple bud moth||–||setup||0.0|
|Apple maggot (abandoned and research orchards)||–||–||–|
|Brown marmorated stink bug (commercial)||–||–||–|
|Brown marmorated stink bug (unsprayed)||setup||0.0||0.0|
|Spotted tentiform leafminer||0.0||0.0||4.0|
|Lesser peachtree borer||–||setup||0.0|
|San Jose scale||0.0||0.0||0.0|
*Note that these averages illustrate only the timing of insect emergence and fluctuations in populations, and are not representative of population levels in any given orchard. The only way to have an accurate assessment of an individual orchard’s populations is to set up traps in that orchard.
2021 Accumulated Degree Days
|Codling moth (Biofix has not been established)
|Oriental fruit moth (Biofix has not been established)
|Tufted apple bud moth (Biofix has not been established)