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Control codling moth larvae with nematodes

The codling moth is a butterfly (moth). Its larvae, also known as fruit maggots, are among the most important pests in fruit growing. It belongs to the moth family (lat. Tortricidae). The codling moth is grayish and about 10 mm long. It has light gray stripes on the wings and a copper-colored spot on the wing tips. Codling moth larvae, also called caterpillars, maggots or fruit grubs, are 20-30 mm long, initially white, later reddish, with a black head capsule.

Which plants are attacked by codling moth larvae?

Fruit maggots mainly attack apples, but in warm years also pears, quince, peach, plum and walnut.

nemapom® against codling moth larvae

nemapom® contains nematodes for the biological control of codling moth larvae. The nematodes penetrate the larvae and secrete a bacterium there which kills the larvae. The nematodes multiply in the larvae and actively search for more larvae until they have all been controlled.