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Apple Maggot

Author(s) Annie Deutsch, Christelle Guédot

Apple maggot, also commonly known as railway worm, is a significant pest of apples in commercial and backyard orchards in most of the United States and eastern Canada. Although predominantly a pest of apples, apple maggot will also infest pears, apricots, peaches, cherries, crabapples, and wild rose hips. Learn about the life cycle, damage patterns, and control options to effectively manage apple maggot.


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