Broad Based Organic Control of Cranberry Fruit Worm

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $2,950.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: general small fruits


  • Pest Management: general pest management

    Proposal summary:

    Michael Macfarlane, will test an aggressive, broad-based, organic strategy for controlling cranberry fruit-worm. The project will include creating habitat for beneficial fauna, disrupting mating and emergence cycles, releasing parasitic wasps and using Bts, flooding and repellents.

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