Pest description and crop damage Small creamy-brown moth larvae bore into stems, especially around wounds.
Applications must be made before eggs hatch and larvae tunnel into stem. Using pyrethroid insecticides is associated with subsequent spider mite outbreaks.
- carbaryl (Sevin and others)-(Group 1)
- esfenvalerate (Asana XL and others)-Restricted use pesticide. (Group 3)
- phosmet (Imidan 70W)-(Group 1)
- spinosad (Blackhawk, Conserve, Entrust and others)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic production. (Group 5)