Light brown apple moth (LBAM)

Light brown apple moth (LBAM) caterpillars feed on leaves, flowers and bunches, but the significant cost of this feeding is linked to the increased risk of Botrytis infection that accompanies damaged green tissue. LBAM is a greater threat to regions and varieties susceptible to Botrytis. The cost of applying a treatment (chemical or biological) needs to be considered against the potential cost, in terms of crop loss or impacts on quality, of no treatment. This page provides links to resources on this pest.