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Wendy
I have an apple tree with small fruit on it the size of a $2. Something is eating some of the fruit inside

their is a hole directly into the middle but nothing inside.

Submitted: 02:18PM, 11 Nov 2010
Answer: Dear Wendy,

A major pest on apple trees is a pest called Codling Moth. The eggs of this moth are laid at dusk on or near small fruit when the temperature is 15 degrees C or higher. The larva chews its way into the fruit core where it feeds and produces webbing and droppings.

This pest can be controlled by removing the infested fruit from the tree or on the ground where the fruit may have fallen.

You can also spray for this pest. The product that is registered to control codling moth is called Leyabcid Fruit Fly & Insect Killer. There is a spraying programm that should be followed. Spraying should start in late October, spraying trees thoroughly every 2 weeks until 2 weeks before picking. There is a withholding period that should be observed of not picking edible plants for 7 days after spraying.

Answered: 02:14PM, 10 Dec 2010

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