Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:28
I could say ditto to all the examples quoted above - last year's Bramley crop was stonking, this year's more like stinking
I wasn't sure at first whether it was my pheromone traps had actually attracted more moths than previous year, or whether it was the warm winter and early spring/ summer weather had brought out the moths before my traps were put up.
Both of those possibilities also occurred to me regarding my Victoria plums: 9 out of 10 of the fruits which ripened earliest had plum moth maggot - so again I suspected the pheromone traps, plus my relative ignorance of how to use them really effectively, may have been conspiring against me.
The later fruits, however, seemed less affected. ( I realise I'm on the wrong thread to develop a discussion of plums!)
Any ideas anyone on those two hypotheses?