Fruit Pests

  1. Nematodes & How They Work

    Nematodes & How They Work Nematodes & How They Work Nematodes are a natural way of controlling pests such as slugs, vine weevil, leatherjackets, chafer grub and many more pests. They will enable you to manage infestations without using harmful and unnatural chemicals. Nematodes microscopic roundworms that can be found in soil. The main benefit of nematodes is that they Read more...
  2. Why Do I Need To Grease Band My Trees

    Why Do I Need To Grease Band My Trees Why Do I Need To Grease Band My Trees Glue/grease bands are ideal for protecting fruit trees especially  apple, plum, pear and cherry from winter moth caterpillars.  These caterpillars can feed on fruit buds and reduce the amount of fruit produced.  Glue bands do not protect against codling moth or plum moth (the major cause of maggots in Read more...
  3. What are winter moth caterpillars? Should I wash my tree in Winter?

    What are winter moth caterpillars? Should I wash my tree in Winter? Winter moth is the name given to several different moths where the females have no wings, they emerge from the soil between November and April and climb up trees and lay their eggs. Eggs hatch as the trees start to bud and caterpillars emerge and start feeding. The caterpillars continue to feed until early June. They then go down into the soil Read more...
  4. Apple Sawfly

    Apple Sawfly Apple Sawfly Damage Apple sawfly larvae can damage apples at the fruitlet stage in late spring to early summer, affected fruit tend to drop off in June. Although sawfly is as widespread as the codling moth, the damage is different and the two should not be confused. With codling moth maggots are found in apples in late summer. What is Apple Read more...

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