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Early season saskatoon insects

May 9, 2011  By By Brent Elliott MAFRI horticultural entomologist and Anthony Mintenko MAFRI fruit crops speciali


saskatoonbudmothMay 9, 2011 – Even though
the growing season is just starting, now is the right time to be watching for
and managing a couple of insect pests of Saskatoons. The two pests in question
are the apple curculio and the saskatoon bud moth. If you have had damage by
these insects the year before, control measures should be considered for this
year.

May 9, 2011 – Even though
the growing season is just starting, now is the right time to be watching for
and managing a couple of insect pests of Saskatoons. The two pests in question
are the apple curculio and the saskatoon bud moth. If you have had damage by
these insects the year before, control measures should be considered for this
year.

saskatoonbudmoth 
Saskatoon bud moth 

Both pests are active as
adults very early in the spring, beginning prior to bud break. They remain
active for some time through the spring as well, at least until fruit set is
complete and often are still present during harvest.

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