WSU Whatcom County Extension

Whatcom Horticulture Pest Board

Whatcom Horticulture Pest Board        

 

Apple Maggot

 

Pest Description

WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center:
http://jenny.tfrec.wsu.edu/opm/displaySpecies.php?pn=140
WSU Extension – Protecting Backyard Apple Trees from Apple Maggot (for homewowners):
http://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2014/04/Apple-Maggot-Guide-EB1928.pdf
WSU Hortsense (for homewowners):
http://hortsense.cahnrs.wsu.edu/Search/MainMenuWithFactSheet.aspx?CategoryId=3&PlantDefId=59&ProblemId=19
Pacific Northwest Pest Management Handbook:
https://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/tree-fruit/apple/apple-apple-maggot


Management

Follow management guidelines as outlined below.

  • Monitor traps should be placed in trees that appear to be infested.
  • Traps will be installed and checked by the WCHPDB.
  • Control treatments should be applied for 21 days after apple maggot is caught on a trap.
  • Monitoring should continue for another 21 days until no apple maggot are captured.

 

Further Management Guidelines
PNW Handbook:
https://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/tree-fruit/apple/apple-apple-maggot
Protecting Backyard Apple Trees from Apple Maggot:
http://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2014/04/Apple-Maggot-Guide-EB1928.pdf
The Pros and Cons to Homeowners Planting Tree Fruit in their Backyards:
http://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/09/Why-Backyard-Fruit-Trees-May-Not-Be-for-Everyone.pdf

 

 

 

Current Highlighted Pests:
Blueberry Scorch Virus Potato Virus Y (PVY) Potato Late Blight Apple Maggot

 

 

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WSU Whatcom County Extension • 1000 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225 • (360) 778-5800 • whatcom@wsu.edu