Cydia pomonella granulose virus controls codling moth in apple in Czech Republic
  • Apple (Malus spp.)/ Czech Republic/ Cydia pomonella Granulovirus (CpGV) / Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)/
  • Residue free apple production for use in baby food makes the granulose virus an indispensable tool




  • Technical result: CpGV is highly effective and selective, without non-target effects, nor rapid pest resistance
  • Economic result: famer’s yield loss is controlled while keeping their high value market segment of baby food
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Increased biodiversity (no non-target effects) enabling resilient apple cropping systems
    • Reduction in reliance on chemical pesticides
    • Enables regenerative land use practices, facilitates mind shift towards IPM practices (combining with pheromone traps)


    • Promotes quality nutritious apple production
    • Enables worker health and safety: no negative impact on the worker’s health


    • Supports farmers’ livelihoods, reduction of yield losses
    • Improves financial viability and stabilizing the farmer’s income.
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