Agnello, Arthur M.; Kain, David P.
The codling moth (CM) is a pest introduced from Eurasia. The larvae feed on the fruit of a wide range of host plants including apple, pear, quince, hawthorne, crabapple, and walnut. CM completes 1.5-3.5 generations annually, depending on locality and length of growing season. It is the major fruit-feeding pest in fruit growing regions of the western United States. It is also a significant pest in the East, but has generally been managed by sprays used to control plum curculio and apple maggot. However, with the advent of trapping-based sprays for apple maggot, and a potential decrease in cover sprays, growers may begin to see more CM damage.
NYS IPM Type: Fruits IPM Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Apples; Pears; Quince
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retrieved from: http://nysipm.cornell.edu/factsheets/treefruit/pests/cm/cm.pdf