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USDA RAMP PROJECT New York 2007 DEVELOPMENT OF COST-COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS USING
 

Summary: USDA RAMP PROJECT New York 2007
DEVELOPMENT OF COST-COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS USING
REDUCED-RISK TACTICS TO MANAGE ARTHROPOD PESTS
IN EASTERN APPLE AND PEACH PRODUCTION REGIONS
Art Agnello, Harvey Reissig, and Jan Nyrop, Entomology, NYSAES, Geneva
I. Whole-farm apple arthropod management using reduced-risk tactics and IPM sampling
and monitoring
Abstract
A demonstration project was conducted in NY as part of a multi-state USDA-RAMP grant to
evaluate IPM strategies and control technologies that are effective and economically viable
options for reduced-risk (RR) pest management programs in apples, using provisional action
thresholds for specific major pests based on previous studies involving reduced-risk tactics. Our
primary objective was to determine the effectiveness of whole-farm approaches for managing the
arthropod pests of apple orchards that rely on mating disruption and/or RR and OP-replacement
insecticides for pest control. Six growers participated in a full-season RR management program
(one employing mating disruption in addition to RR pesticides), committing a total of 216 acres
(113 acres of which constituted the entire farms two of the growers). The full-season RR
program resulted in clean fruit levels ranging from 92.098.0%, with late-season obliquebanded
leafroller (OBLR) accounting for the largest category of insect damage (1.26.2%), and smaller
amounts of damage being caused by plum curculio (0.23.2%) and tarnished plant bug (0.2

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine