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Crop damaged by codling moth.

Why Is the Harvest Period Important in an IPM Program?

The harvest period is essential for assessing the effectiveness of the current year’s IPM program and determining the needs of next year’s program.

During the sorting process in the orchard, you’ll need to examine fresh fruit for damage caused by peach twig borer, leafrollers, codling moth, San Jose scale, and other pests, and record your observations. By reviewing these records and your pest management practices for the current season, you can determine which activities seemed to work well. In addition, these records will reveal which pests may cause problems during the next growing season and give you a head start on planning future monitoring and management strategies.


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