Avoid codling moth prob­lems later.

NZ Gardener - - LETTERS -

As soon as your ap­ples start to blos­som, hang pheromone traps to at­tract frisky male moths. Re­mem­ber the traps are not a con­trol – they just let you know when to spray. Keep an eye on them and when you have caught a dozen moths, spray with an anti-cater­pil­lar spray such as Yates Suc­cess. You need to tar­get the lar­vae be­fore they eat into the ap­ples! If you have dwarf trees, try shak­ing to­mato dust over them. Jo McCar­roll

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