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USDA RAMP PROJECT -New York 2002 REDUCED-RISK PEST MANAGEMENT IN APPLES USING PHEROMONE DISRUPTION
 

Summary: USDA RAMP PROJECT - New York 2002
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 sites were set up 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). Each research site was a "split-plot design" in which the entire block
received a program of reduced risk insecticides, and a 5-A portion of the block was additionally
treated with pheromones for mating disruption of the later summer 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 marketing in
Europe or some other market outlet that may eventually demand IPM protocols for market
access.
Private crop consultants (J. Misiti, R. Paddock, J. Eve, P. Babcock) played a leading role in
the interactions with growers within a region, being responsible for general communication with
cooperating growers, and in ensuring that recommended insecticide sprays were applied to the

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine