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What’s the best way to prevent wormy apples?
I am a new apple orchard owner. Last year our apples had every kind of pest imaginable, codling moths being one of the big ones. I do not want to need to wash my fruit before I eat it, so I am looking at preventative control options for wormy apples. My question is when purchasing the trichogramma wasps, what is the shelf life before they hatch? Can it be controlled? Do I need to buy new squares every time I plan to release them? Ideally, I would love to but a card, and set out one every week as needed. How does this work? I am getting the idea that I need to hang the traps for the moths, then release the moths according to how busy the traps are? Please elaborate!
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