CONTROLLING CYDIA POMONELLA IN THE PIONEER APPLE TREE VARIETY IN CONDITIONS OF THE DIDACTIC STATION TIMISOARA PUBLISHEDOlimpia Iordănescu, Gheorghe Simeria, Snejana Damianov, Roxana Micu
The codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.) is one of the most important and damaging pests existing in the apple orchards of the Banat’s region. It damages especially the apple trees and the pear trees and the attack has two forms: a primary attack (when fruits are damaged superficially) and a secondary one (when fruits are severely damaged and they present galleries and excrements of the pest). During the first generation the unripe damaged fruits stop growing and they will fall down. The secondary attacks hurry the maturity of fruits and their falling down before time.The control of this pest in our country is often inadequate and the damage and therefore economic losses are enormous. This lack of control is caused by structural problems such as the absence of an advanced distribution network for phyto-pharmaceutical products, obsolete spraying equipment, the insufficient exchange of knowledge and the codling moth itself between the local research facilities and the actual apple growers.
Pioneer variety; codling moths; pheromone traps; treatment scheme