Codling Moths: How to Safely Control This Fruit Tree Pest

How a California scientist and an apple farmer combine efforts to organically control codling moths.

Pheromone traps were one of the important tools used at Pike Mountain Orchard to monitor the codling moth population.
Believe it or not, this healthy-looking tree used to lose about 60% of its apples to codling moth damage. But now, thanks to the codling moth granulosis virus, its apples are virtually worm-free!
Dr. Louis A. Falcon, professor of entomology at Berkeley and chief developer of the codling moth virus spray, stands beside a ready-for-action sprayer at Molly Breen's orchard.

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