wormy apple tree

Asked January 23, 2013, 12:13 PM EST

Hi, I would like to know what to use and when to use it, something to put on my apple tree so it wont have worms.

Marion County Oregon insect issues fruit trees horticulture

1 Response


I assume that the "worms" are in the fruit and so if that is the case, they are most likely the larvae of the Codling Moth, which is a common problem in this area. Codling moth management involves pruning appropriately, fruit thinning and other approaches, which migfht include insecticides. Please write to me directly or give me a call and I can provide you with lots of information on control, but it would also enable me to confirm that Codling Moth is really the problem that you have.