<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Bug free Apples]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1603 You need to contact your County Extension Service, not only will they give you a recommendations for your area. They can provide you with a spray schedule.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1603 January 18, 2013
January 20, 2013 January 20, 2013 <![CDATA[Re: Bug free Apples]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1605 Have you another idea. I have checked with the Extension Office and have found no help there. It seemed like they knew less that I did. Thank you for your help.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1605 January 20, 2013
<![CDATA[Re: Bug free Apples]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1607 Other than the traps you've tried and failed with, I've read planting white clover will attract beetles that eat codling moths and the fly that lays eggs of the apple maggot. I'm not sure of its effectiveness, but if traps haven't worked then trying to attract the worm's enemy might be worth a shot. In any case, with either pest its important to remove any fallen apples or they could become worm resevoirs. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1607 January 21, 2013
<![CDATA[Re: Bug free Apples]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1821 The best way to keep the bugs off the apples is to place a clear plastic bag over the freshly set fruit and tie a twisty around the end of the bag, around the stem.  The problem is that it will be hard to grow enough apples for a 5 gallon batch of wine!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1821 April 17, 2013
<![CDATA[Re: Bug free Apples]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1863 This year I'm trying the Bonide  fruit tree concentrate spray. It's not harmful to bees as long as you don't spray when they are around. I sprayed every tree in the orchard with it before they bloomed. Hopefully it works as we've got a serious infestation of coddling moths.

I also ordered some traps but we got six inches of snow after I put them up so I'm not counting on them to work well. have you tried a dormant oil?  

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/504/bug-free-apples?commentid=1863 May 6, 2013