The biology and behavior of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), was studied to
determine factors responsible for differences in susceptibility to moth damage among apple
and pear cultivars.
In release experiments, codling moth adults were intercepted in significantly greater
numbers in host (apple, pear) than in non-host (maple) trees,...
The seasonal biology of the obliquebanded leafroller, Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris), was studied to improve its management in Mid-Columbia area sweet cherry orchards. Overwintering OBLR larvae began to emerge from hibernacula at bud stage 2 (side green). Most overwintering larvae emerged from hibernacula within three weeks of first bud swell and...
This thesis addressed the potential of endemic predaceous and parasitic arthropods of
the Hood River Valley, Oregon to suppress the pear psylla, Cacopsylla pyricola F8rster.
Natural enemies adequately suppressed psylla in three of seven unsprayed orchards of
differing vegetational settings, orchard age, and size. Relatively few psylla natural enemies