Grease bands on fruit trees

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do -

A grease band ap­plied to the trunk of a fruit tree is a sim­ple way to re­duce pest dam­age caused by win­ter moths. The wing­less fe­males climb the tree from late au­tumn and lay eggs in the branches. Cater­pil­lars hatch in spring and cause dam­age to new leaves, shoots and blos­som. The sticky grease bands trap fe­male moths as they climb the trunk. Grease bands don’t, how­ever, catch codling moths, whose cater­pil­lars tun­nel into fruits dur­ing sum­mer.

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