Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 1,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Control of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.) in accordance with the special evolution of biology of Iaşi county


Ramona Beşleagă1*, Mihai Tălmaciu 1, Alecu Diaconu 2, Nela Tălmaciu 1, Eugen Cârdei 3, Gelu Corneanu 3

Recieved Date: 2012-10-06, Accepted Date: 2013-01-20


In the apple plantations, codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.) is one of the most important pests in Romania, which causes large and constant damages, far above the economic threshold of damage, frequently being about 25-50%, and sometimes even larger. The main aim of this study was the control of codling moth in accordance with the special evolution of its biology and ecology related to local biotope conditions. The purpose of this paper was to underline the dynamics of species evolution of Cydia pomonella L., due to the application of some practical and technical measures meant to improve integrated control system. Latest researches regarding control of codling moth, have revealed some changes in pest biology and also the efficacy of new generation of active substances. During the period 2009-2011, at S.C.D.P. (Station for Research and Development of Fruit-Growing), Iaşi, there have been developed experimentations regarding the control of codling moth within the program of integrated control of pathogens and pests from apple orchards by using plant protection active substances which were recently introduced in the phytosanitary treatments. The biological cycle of the species Cydia pomonella L. in the weather conditions of Iaşi County, presented two generations/year, a complete generation and a second incomplete one. During the three years of study, the codling moth has recorded three curves of the flight during the vegetative season (two for the first generation and one for the second generation) and with respect to control, this was realized with plant protection substances of latest generation which recorded a very good efficiency. By using these active substances it aimed to improve fruit quality and environmental protection. 


Apple pests, codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.), biology, control, insecticides efficacy, phytosanitary treatments

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 634-640

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