Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
versão impressa ISSN 0100-2945
POLTRONIERI, Alex Sandro; SCHUBER, Joselia Maria; MONTEIRO, Lino Bittencourt e MAY DE MIO, Louise Larissa. Damages of Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in six peach orchards cultivars in Aracuária, Paraná. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2008, vol.30, n.4, pp. 897-901. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452008000400010.
This paper deals with the occurrence and damage of Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in a commercial peach orchard with six cultivars of different fruit ripening cycles: precocious ('São Pedro '), medium ('Chimarrita ', 'Ouro ', 'Coral ' and 'Marli ') and late ('BR II '), in Araucaria, State of Paraná, Brazil. Five plants of each cultivar were selected for evaluating the damages in shoots and fruits. The damages were accumulated and evaluated in three phases: previous thinning, stone hardening and harvesting. The results were as follows: the cultivar "Ouro" was the most damaged one up to the harvesting phase, although 'Chimarrita' surpassed 'Ouro' when the damages observed in the post-harvesting phase were included. Among the six cultivars, 'Marli' was the one presenting the highest number of damaged fruits.
Palavras-chave : Oriental Fruit Moth; peach tree; susceptibility.