Apple trees in Mass are getting smashed this year. Two of the big culprits being Leopard and Codling moths. Sorry for two complaints on our insect populace, but for apple pickers and growers everywhere lurk concerns.
There is a huge strain on the apple trees of Massachusetts. This years tagline being, “See a hole, you gotta throw!” Not worth the extra protein, if you ask a native of Massachusetts. I remember the days when an apple merely got a bruise or we had a discoloration, we’d just cut that piece off with a knife, like tearing the mold off of a piece of bread…nope. These fellas are ruining our apples and trees.
Let’s protect our trees, folks, and have a happy season!