Friday, October 17, 2008

Apple Moth and Heliothis - UPDATE 17/10/2008

Apple Moth (right) and Heliothis caterpillars (below) are both active in the vineyard.

Good monitoring now will establish the levels in your vineyard allowing you to carefully consider your options in the lead up to flowering (EL 19-25) the critical timing for Apple Moth damage.

Heliothis are a pest of young vines because they can eat shoot tips and slow growth.

Predators can now be found in the vineyard. These are attracted to the ‘free feed’ from small apple moth larvae.

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