Codling Moth Control
SIR implements a successful area-wide codling moth management program. Working area-wide helps everyone.
The degree day totals indicate the predicted stage of development of codling moth.
Codling moth traps are placed in all the orchards in the SIR program area, and they are checked weekly by SIR staff.
Codling Moth Maps
Every year codling moth trap count results are also used to produce the annual Codling Moth Neighbourhood Maps.
Apple Clearwing Maps
Every year apple clearwing moth trap count results are also used to produce the annual Apple Clearwing Neighbourhood Maps.
Management practices conventional and organic growers can apply to reduce and keep codling moth levels.
Using pheromones to communicate and find mates can be exploited by pest managers and used to control some insects.
Corrugated cardboard banding, applied to the trunks of host trees, works as a trap for mature codling moth larvae.