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WHOLE-FARM APPLE ARTHROPOD MANAGEMENT USING REDUCED-RISK TACTICS AND IPM SAMPLING AND MONITORING
 

Summary: WHOLE-FARM APPLE ARTHROPOD MANAGEMENT USING REDUCED-RISK
TACTICS AND IPM SAMPLING AND MONITORING
Art Agnello, Harvey Reissig, and Jan Nyrop, Entomology, NYSAES, Geneva
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 RR and OP-replacement insecticides for pest
control. Five growers participated in a full-season RR management program, committing a total
of 194 acres (155 acres of which constituted the entire farms of three of the growers). The full-
season RR program resulted in clean fruit levels ranging from 93.5-98.7%, with late-season
obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) accounting for the largest category of insect damage (1.1
1.8%), and smaller amounts of damage being caused by tarnished plant bug (0.81.4%). Where
available, fruit grown on the same farms using conventional practices ranged from 94.498.2%
clean, with other damage being caused by tarnished plant bug (2.8% max), apple maggot (1.4%
max), and obliquebanded leafroller (0.6% max).
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Five growers participated in a full-season RR management program, committing a total of

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine