By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Backyard apple orchardists who don’t want “buggy” apples this summer need to start spraying for codling moths in the near future.
Utah State University is trapping to monitor codling moth activity. It will soon be time to begin spray programs to minimize the worm damage, according to Stuart Parkinson, Franklin County extension educator.
“There are two basic spray programs you may elect to use,” he said. “With option A, an initial spray application of horticultural oil would be applied, then followed with insecticide treatments at a later time.
“A very complete coverage with the oil is important in order to kill as many eggs as possible.”
“With option B, you would just use insecticides on a regular basis with the first application being applied on June 4,” Parkinson continued.
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