David Madge on Carob Moth

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David Madge on Carob Moth

In the video Dr. Madge, explains the life-cycle, impact and control methods for Carob moth in Australian almond orchards. Carob moth, Apomyelois (Ectomyelois) ceratoniae, attacks numerous tree crops worldwide and causes economic damage by feeding on fruits or nuts, contaminating them with frass (excreta) and rendering them unfit for human consumption. It has been considered a serious pest of almonds in Australia in recent years.