2006 – Current Pest Report – Visual Observations

Tree stage for McIntosh – Greenville area
– Silver tip –
– Green tip – 4/7/06 (4/10/06 Newport County)
– Half inch green – 4/13/06 (4/17/06 Newport County)
– Tight cluster – 4/17/06 (4/22/06 Newport County)
– Pink –
– King bloom – 4/28/06 (5/5/06 Newport County)
– Full Bloom – 5/4/06 (5/6/06 Newport Country)
– Petal Fall


Visual Observations

5/11/06 – See apple scab lesions for the first time this season. Finding them at URI’s East Farm orchard where we applied the first fungicide application on May 4. Ugh!
– See tiny white apple leafhopper nymphs on the underside of fruit cluster leaves.
5/8/06 – More European red mite nymphs showing up in orchards. Scout now for nymphs. It is better to control red mites before summer eggs are laid. European red mites will start laying summer eggs soon after petal fall.
Green pug moth damage very easy to see in some orchards. Winter moth have only been found in Rhode Island commercial orchards in Little Compton.
No apple scab lesions have been seen in RI in 2006 yet. Expect to see lesions very soon.
Wet weather expected to cause serious apple scab infection periods 5/9/06 until ????
SeeĀ printed apple pest message.
5/2/06 – Apple scab infection period starting 6am. Major infection period.
5/1/06 – See more newly hatched mites and more leafminer eggs. Have not found any apple scab lesions yet this year. Expect to see them soon. Expecting serious apple scab infection periods this coming week.
4/28/06 – See newly hatched European red mite nymphs.
4/25-4/26/06 – Important apple scab infection period.
4/19/06 – First saw that small larvae found at URI’s East Farm are actually green pug moth.. Green pug moth larvae develop a burgundy colored stripe in the middle of its back.
See lots of leafminer eggs on underside of leaves of Red Delicious.
4/13/06 – Possible apple scab infection period where afternoon thundershowers occurred.
4/12-4/19/06 – Checked many orchards for larvae. Did not find larvae or damage.
4/10/06 – First see tiny, newly hatched larvae. These turned out to be green pug moth larvae.