- Author: Mark Bolda
The following is in regards to an infestation of light brown apple moth (LBAM) causing economic (approximately 20% or greater loss) damage in blackberries. This occurred in a single field several weeks ago, and has since been addressed by the grower and regulatory agencies.
This information is being provided in the interest of emphasizing to the grower community that this pest is not only a regulatory problem now, but is capable of becoming an economic problem as well. It is imperative then that growers undertake appropriate control measures to minimize the chance of infestation.