EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/17

Control of Cydia molesta

In France field experiments were carried out to investigate the possibilities for controlling Cydia molesta (EPPO A2 pest) by mating disruption through pheromone release in pear orchards. Two pheromones were evaluated and the results showed that control of the oriental fruit moth was successful and equal to that with chemical treatments. Natural enemies were twice as abundant as in the plots which were subject to a chemical control programme.


Audemard, H.; Gendrier, J.-P. (1992) Oriental fruit moth (Cydia molesta Busck) control by the mating disruption technique and integrated plant protection in pear orchards.
Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 27, 59-64.