Apple Pest Management Trial

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1998: $2,669.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Louis Lego, Jr., Jr.
Elderberry Pond, LLC


  • Fruits: apples


  • Pest Management: physical control, traps

    Proposal summary:

    I would like to use the results of previous SARE funded research through a SEED grant for Apple Pest (insect and disease) control on my orchards here in Central New York. My proposed program would involve the use of weather and insect models, pheromone and physical traps, targeted sprays, beneficial insect releases and orchard management to further reduce crop damage in our orchards. While we are currently using many of these techniques, those in use have been developed through trial and error over the past 13 years and may not be the best available practices developed through SARE research efforts.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.