Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Apple IPM Transition Project

Survey Results

2009 Field Season Consultant Survey

The 2009 Field Season Consultant Survey was mailed out in January 2010. The results of that survey are now available for viewing online here or you can download the written report. The results of this survey will be compared to the 2007 Field Season Consultant Survey and compiled. A report of compariative findings will be posted when complete.

2009 Consultant Survey Results
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An intitial screening question was asked to insure that the survey respondents were actually apple crop consultants. Any response other than 'yes' to the following question were removed from further consideration:

A1: Over the past three years, which of the insects below caused unacceptable crop damage in the apple orchards for which you make recommendations?

 

Insect Frequency Percent
Codling moth 97 80.8
Wooly apple aphid 56 46.7
Stink bug 33 27.5
Spider mite 31 25.8
Campylomma 27 22.5
San Jose scale 25 20.8
Leafroller 25 20.8
Thrips 24 20.0
Rosy apple aphid 23 19.2
Rust mite 7 5.8
Mealybug 6 5.0
Lacanobia 5 4.2
Leafhopper 4 3.3
Green aphid 4 3.3
Leafminer 1 0.8
Other 0 0.0
I did not have unacceptable damage 13 10.8
Missing = 0
A2
 
A2: Over the past three years, which one of the insects below has been the biggest production problem in the apple orchards for which you make recommendations?

 

Insect Frequency Percent
Codling moth 89 74.2
Wooly apple aphid 11 9.2
Stink bug 5 4.2
Spider mite 3 2.5
Thrips 2 1.7
Campylomma 1 0.8
Leafroller 1 0.8
Green aphid 1 0.8
Rosy apple aphid 0 0.0
Rust mite 0 0.0
Leafminer 0 0.0
Leafhopper 0 0.0
San Jose scale 0 0.0
Other * 2 1.7
I have not had any problems with orchard insects 1 0.8
Checked multiple answers including codling moth 4 3.3
Total 120 100.0
Missing = 3
A3
* Includes respondents checking multiple answers (not including codling moth).  

 

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