Work Party August 17, 2008

The Apple Maggot Flies are here!

Lots of fruit on the trees.  Some could use thinning..  A sign was posted to encourage people to pick up the fallen apples.

The star performer of the work party was a five year old, but we learned a lot from chatting with Don about the various pest management measures, like the traps he put up, but also things we could do in future.

Don placing an experimental balloon trap.

Don placing an experimental balloon trap.

Apple Maggot Trap Success

Four Days Worth of Apple Maggot Trap Success

Apple Maggot Crime Scene

Apple Maggot Crime Scene

Apple Maggot Entry

Coddling Moth Exit?

Coddling Moth Trap

Coddling Moth Trap

Trapped Coddling Moth

Trapped Coddling Moth

Badly Scabbed Apples

Badly Scabbed Apples

Don with his gear

Don with his gear

seems a bit daunting to improve the quality of fruit in the orchard, but very possible if we perservere in involving more people and learning more as we go.

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