Organic spray for your Codling Moth Problems
Codling moth are major pests to agricultural crops, mainly fruits such as apples and pears.
Madex 2 is an organic product based on a live organism – the Codling Moth Granulosis virus otherwise known as CpGV – a naturally occurring pathogen of the codling moth. Madex 2 is a diluted form of Madex 3 especially formulated for small orchards and home gardeners. It controls Codling moth caterpillars in their earliest juvenile stages before they begin to burrow into the fruit, it has a highly specific effect on fruit maggots and thus does not impact bees.
Once caterpillars have burrowed deep within the fruit, they become impossible to control.
Madex 2 will not control adult moths, therefore, early application provides the best results.
Directions for Use
- Shake before use & mix thoroughly. Dilute 6ml of Madex 2 in 10 litres of water. Apply as a dilute spray to foliage to the point of run off.
- Do not leave the spray mixture standing (to avoid potential settling out).
- Make up a volume for a single spray treatment, appropriate to number of trees and their size.
- 10 Litres of spray mix is sufficient for 2 to 4 treatments of approximately 5 to 10 trees of 3m height.
- Make the first application when codling moth larvae are hatching. This is normally from early to mid-October.
- Repeat applications at 7-14 day intervals till mid-December.
- A second infestation of young caterpillars may occur in mid-January.
Madex 2 used in consecutive seasons has a cumulative effect in the reduction of the codling moth population.
Tip: Madex 2 used in conjunction with The NoPests Codling Moth pheromone traps will improve the level of Codling Moth control. Monitoring of the pheromone traps provides a visual indication of the when infestations of codling moth are likely to occur.