Tree Fruit Insect Scouting

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,

Plum curculio and stink bugs are active right now in apples and peaches. Michigan State has a good article eon effective insecticide options here: Please note, of the neonicotinoids, only Venom or Scorpion (dinotefuran) have significant stink bug activity. Pyrethroids do a good job on green stink bugs. Use caution with organophosphates as they can flare up aphid and mite problems. Voliam Xpress and Voliam Flexi will provide both curculio and worm control.