CODLING MOTHS

Asked May 8, 2019, 11:35 PM EDT

we bag our fruit to prevent damage from codling moths. We have had good luck with this process with our Fuji apple trees. This year we want to bag the fruit on our two Asian pear trees. When, approximate date, should we add the bags. I read on another web site that you should add the bags around 6 weeks after the trees flower. Are codling moths active now in Washington Co. Thanks for your help

Washington County Oregon pear trees

1 Response

Thank you for your question. The six week bagging guide is mentioned in the OSU article which follows, but works best in combination with the pheromone traps discussed in the paragraph prior to it: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/how-safely-control-codling-moths-home-orchards So, you can hang a trap or several to see if they are active in your part of Wa. County, and either control them or know when to bag. Good luck!