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Codling moth (Cydia pomonella): Control methods in organic fruit production (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Codling moth (Cydia pomonella): Control methods in organic fruit production (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Mora Vargas, Alfredo. Issuing Organisation(s): Laimburg Research Centre. Biofruitnet Practice Abstract, no. 007. (2022)

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Summary in the original language of the document

Choosing suitable methods may reduce the time for intervention in the field. In the following season, precautionary measures can significantly reduce the spread of this pest.
Practical recommendation
• Precautionary measures: Remove woodpiles from the orchard and the affected fruit during thinning.
• Mating disruption with pheromone dispensers (passive dispensers and aerosols): Effective if used on a large scale and if the impact of the attack is limited. It is recommended to combine with other measures. Monitor the presence of the pest with traps set up in the orchard.
• Granulosis virus (CpGV): Generally effective when the attack is mild and not sufficient to contain spreading in the case of stronger attacks. Treatments are best conducted during the twilight hours.
• Spinosine: The most effective plant protection product available. It can be applied a maximum three times per year.
• Alt'Carpo nets: Involves netting the plants with a mesh tighter than the average anti-hail nets. The netting can be done using a single-plot or single-row system. It is the most effective method to prevent adults from fleeing.
• Entomopathogenic nematodes of the species Steinernema feltiae can parasitise codling moth larvae during the overwintering phase with an efficiency of up to 50%. Apply entomopathogenic nematodes with a high-water supply and high moisture content and a temperature (during treatment and the following 3 hours) of at least 10°C. On the day of treatment, the minimum temperature must not go below 0°C.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is the primary pest in organic fruit growing. It damages pear, quince, rowan, medlar, walnut and kaki (photo A-D). Generations/years vary depending on the soil and climates zones.
What solution does the tool offer?:Several control methods can be applied in organic farming depending on the infection rate, but plant protection products and mating disruption are the most common.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:Temperate fruits, plant protection, pest control, biological control, plant protection product, preventive measures, mating disruption, physical barriers
Agrovoc keywords:
temperate fruits
plant protection
pest control
biological control
mating disruption
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Biofruitnet
Italy > Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry of BZ Province
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:862850
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/46018, https://biofruitnet.eu, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/46019, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/45938, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44714, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/45974, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/45975, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/45982, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44716, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/45983
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:46018
Deposited On:25 Apr 2023 10:20
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Italian/Italiano

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