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USDA RAMP PROJECT -New York 2005 REDUCED-RISK PEST MANAGEMENT IN APPLES USING PHEROMONE DISRUPTION
 

Summary: USDA RAMP PROJECT - New York 2005
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 fourth and final 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 received a seasonal program of reduced-risk (RR) selective insecticides,
including insect growth regulators, antibiotics, microbials, nicotinoids, and oxadiazines.
Because of uniformly low internal Lepidoptera pest populations in most sites during previous 3
years, pheromone mating disruption in combination with the RR pesticides was implemented at
only 2 of the 17 farms in this study. In these sites, half of the 10-A RR block (nominally 5A)
was additionally treated with pheromones for mating disruption of the second and third

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine