Sunday, June 19, 2011

Spray Now to Prevent Wormy Apples Later

Codling moth larvae feeding on a apple.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-3:30pm people call in with horticultural questions. The most asked question this time of year is when to start spraying apple and pear trees for the codling moth.  The codling moth is the pest that causes wormy apples and pears in the fall.  So when do we recommend that you start spraying?  The answer is June 18th for Weber County residents.  With all the rain we had this weekend you can start your spraying schedule this week June 20-25 and you'll be just fine.  To get more information about the codling moth and timings of sprays, please follow this link to the Utah Pests website.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that great tip! I plant some vegetable at home and your tips might be useful for me too.