Codling Moth Biofix Date - Benton County
Has the codling moth biofix been established for 2019 in the Corvallis area yet?
Is there a source for this information?
Benton County Oregon
Thanks for reaching out. The OSU Orchard Extension specialist, Nik Wiman, runs a list serve for commercial fruit tree growers. He collects data from area growers and monitors several traps on the OSU research station. Biofix date for our area was set at 4/29 for this year.
Here is some information, I also included a screenshot of the model output.
Link to the IPPC codling moth model (Brunner and Hoyt): http://uspest.org/cgi-bin/ddmodel.us?spp=clm&uco=1
In the model interface, set your biofix and most relevant weather station. For a 4/29 biofix the first cover spray (250 Degree-Days) is predicted to be May 30.
If you are a commercial grower you can sign up for the OSU Orchards newsletter here: https://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/orchards
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