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Control of insect pests using trunk injection in a newly established apple orchard
- Coslor, Charles C., Vandervoort, Christine, Wise, John C.
- International journal of fruit science 2019 v.19 no.2 pp. 151-164
- apples, canopy, insect control, insect pests, orchards, planting season, trees
- We evaluated the potential for using preplant trunk injections of emamectin benzoate in nonbearing apple trees. Trees were evaluated for pest injury and emamectin residues throughout the planting season and into the following year. Injections into the trunk best delivered emamectin benzoate to the canopy compared with injections into the taproot, and the higher rate reduced insect pests more than the lower rate. In the following year, differences in insect control between trunk and root injections were less pronounced, but the higher rate of emamectin benzoate persisted longer and better reduced pests relative to the other treatments.