Control of Oriental fruit moth and codling moth with a new Granulovirus isolate


Abstract: A new Granulovirus isolate for the combined control of codling moth (Cydiapomonella) and oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) has been developed and field-tested byAndermatt Biocontrol, Switzerland. Three selected trial results from the 2010 season in Italy,Slovakia and Switzerland are presented in this paper. The effect of the new isolate againstoriental fruit moth on stone fruit was a reduction in fruit damage of 68% (on total damage) and77% (on active damage) and 90% (on active damage) for codling moth in apple.

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