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USDA RAMP PROJECT -New York 2003 REDUCED-RISK PEST MANAGEMENT IN APPLES USING PHEROMONE DISRUPTION
 

Summary: USDA RAMP PROJECT - New York 2003
REDUCED-RISK PEST MANAGEMENT IN APPLES USING PHEROMONE DISRUPTION
AND A SELECTIVE PESTICIDE PROGRAM
Art Agnello, Jan Nyrop, Harvey Reissig, and Dick Straub, Entomology, NYSAES, Geneva
Research continued for the second year on a project designed to test the effectiveness of a
seasonal program to control insect and mite pests of apples using selective (non-OP, carbamate
or pyrethroid) reduced-risk insecticides plus pheromone disruption. This work was conducted in
the original sites set up in 2002 in all major apple growing areas of New York: Western NY
(Russell, Appleton; Lamont, Oak Orchard; Oakes, Lyndonville; Brown, Waterport; Furber,
Burnap & Datthyn, Sodus; Trammel, Phelps); Central NY region (Apple Acres and Beak &
Skiff, Lafayette); Hudson Valley (Crist, Milton; Biltonen, Stone Ridge; Wright, Gardiner);
Capital District (Knight, Burnt Hills; Hicks, Granville); and Champlain Valley (Green, Chazy;
Forrence, Valcour).
Materials & Methods
Each research site was a "split-plot design" in which the entire block (nominally about 10 A
in size) received a program of reduced-risk (RR) insecticides, and a 5-A portion of the block was
additionally treated with pheromones for mating disruption of the second and third generations
of codling moth (CM), oriental fruit moth (OFM), and lesser appleworm (LAW). A comparison
block, which had the same varieties and tree training, was also monitored at each site. These
blocks all contained at least one fresh fruit variety such as 'Empire' that might be selected for

  

Source: Agnello, Arthur M. - Department of Entomology, Cornell University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine