Some lepidopterous pests of central coast apricots
California Agriculture 43(2):29-30. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v043n02p29.
Studies in San Benito County apricot orchards showed that fruittree leaf roller caused most surface damage, and peach twig borer was responsible for most interior fruit damage. The preferred spray timing for all fruit-feeding lepidopterous pests except orange tortrix was at the petal-fall stage.
William W. Coates is County Director and Farm Advisor, Cooperative Extension, San Benito County; Robert A. Van Steenwyk is Extension Entomologist, Department of Entomology and Parasitology, University of California, Berkeley; Carolyn Picket is Area Integrated Pest Management Farm Advisor, Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz County.