Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Brown-bagging Granny Smith apples on trees stops codling moth damage

Authors

Walter J. Bentley
Mario Viveros

Authors Affiliations

W. J. Bentley is Extension Entomologist UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County; Mario Viveros is Extension Pomologist UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(4):30-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p30. July 1992.

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Abstract

In a 2-year study, thinning Granny Smith apples to one per cluster and covering them with brown paper bags when they were the size of a golf-ball resulted in significantly fewer fruits damaged by codling moth compared with fruits hand-thinned and left untreated. Sunburned fruit were also reduced both years by bagging, and fruit firmness and sweetness were improved in 1 of the 2 years. A similar experiment is now underway with Fuji apples.

Bentley W, Viveros M. 1992. Brown-bagging Granny Smith apples on trees stops codling moth damage. Hilgardia 46(4):30-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p30
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