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Codling Moth

  • A long-standing pest of apples
  • Mating disruption (MD) has been essential for stability of control on an area-wide bases, but does not work in all situations
  • Sterile Insect Release (SIR) being investigated 2017-2020
    • 2017: Baseline trap capture/damage survey
    • 2018: Begin SIR in Washington
    • 2019-2020: Expand, refine, assess SIR