Catalogue of traps and pheromones
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Pest: Oriental peach moth (Oriental fruit moth)
Latin name: Grapholita molesta Busck.
Synonim:.Cydia molesta Busck., Laspeyresia molesta Busck.
Known hosts: apple, pear, peach, quince, plum, cherry, almond, etc.
Oriental fruit moth is the most important quarantine pest. The oriental fruit moths attack the fruits and shoots of many fruit plants
The first flight of butterflies from the pupa, where they hibernate in the winter, occurs in the spring, when the average daily temperature is + 15 ° C.
On the territory of the Republic of Moldova this moth develops three generations per year.
Flight of first generation: May-June. Flight of the second generation: July-August. Under favorable climatic conditions (warm and long autumn) in September, there is the possibility of developing the third generation.
Product code: AAС0407
Proper use of Pheromone Traps:
The pheromone trap is designed to monitor and reduce pest numbers. In order to determine the population density of pest insects and to identify pest outbreaks (monitoring), it is recommended to use 1 trap per 1 ha.
In order to determine the first flight of the butterflies, traps should be placed in the orchard prior to apple bloom. The trap should be placed in the crown of the tree at a height of 1.5-2 m. Prior to the first flight of the butterflies, the traps must be checked on a daily basis, and after the first butterflies have been captured, the traps must be checked every 5-7 days. Pheromone dispensers and adhesive tapes can be replaced as needed. Protective measures are based on the results of the monitoring of population density of pest insects.
For mass capture and sterilization of males, it is recommended to have more than 20 traps per hectare. In case of a large number of pest insects use 30 traps per 1 ha.