California EPA Approves Exosex CM, Exosect's Codling Moth Mating Disruption System

(PRWEB) June 3, 2005 Exosect, a leading UK technology company in environmentally conscious insect pest control, today announced the California EPAÂ’s decision to give regulatory approval to Exosex CM Auto-Confusion (Codling Moth pheromone mating disruption system) on apple, pear and walnut crops in California.


Extreme Fishing with Chris & Jim!

Location: Ladye Bay, Clevedon  |  Species Caught: Codling to 2lb 10oz

It was cold! Baiting up was pretty tough going but thankfully the Codling catches kept us feeling warm. Chris landed the biggest on the day, a nice 2lb 10oz PB. I had one slightly smaller just over the 2lb mark. Fish took Bluey strips, Bluey heads and whole squid baits. A great day at Ladye Bay.


august 26th, 2013: worm (by Moon Milk)

Golden beer-battered fish with wedges!

Location: Lilstock  |  Species: Codling

A great session at Lilstock was the perfect end to a cracking winter season. Codling to 2.5lb came to big lug baits at distance. The guy to my right landed a few around the 4-5lb mark (his casting was better than mine). Good to catch a few though, all they now need is a nice crispy beer batter. I used the following recipe.

Serves 2   |   Prep 15 mins   |   Cook 40 mins

For the fish

  1. 50g plain flour
  2. 50g cornflour
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. turmeric
  5. 75ml lager beer
  6. 75ml sparkling water (I just added another 75ml of beer)
  7. about 1 litre sunflower oil , for frying
  8. 4 fillets sustainable cod (like the ones I caught above)

    For the wedges

    1. 750g potatoes, Maris Piper or Desiree, peeled and sliced into thick chips
    2. 2 tbsp plain flour
    3. 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    4. A sprinkle of Tumeric

      Get cooking!

      1. Combine the flour, cornflour, baking powder and turmeric in a large bowl, season, then spoon 1 tbsp onto a plate and set aside. Gradually pour the beer and water into the bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon until you have a smooth, lump-free batter. Leave to rest for 30 mins while you prepare the chips.

      2. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil a large pan of water, then add the chipped potatoes and boil for 2-3 mins until the outsides are just tender but not soft. drain well, then tip onto a large baking tray with the flour, oil and some salt. Gently toss together until all the potatoes are evenly coated and the flour is no longer dusty. Roast for 30 mins, turning occasionally, until the chips are golden and crisp.
      3. To cook the fish, heat the 1 litre oil in a deep saucepan until a drop of batter sizzles and crisps up straight away. Pat the fish dry with kitchen paper, then toss it in the reserved turmeric flour mix. Shake off any excess, then dip into the batter. Carefully lower each fillet into the hot oil and fry for 6-8 mins - depending on the thickness of the fish - until golden and crisp. Using a large slotted spoon, lift out the fish, drain on kitchen paper, then sprinkle with salt. Serve with the hot chips and with tomato sauce.

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      Tanglefoot 300000658 Codling Moth Trap


      Protect against fruit crop damage,
      The Tanglefoot Codling Moth Trap effectively eliminates moths before they lay their eggs

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      • Feature:Includes 2 ready to use traps with lures
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      This Pesticide Doesn't Kill Spiders, But It Does Mess With Their Heads | Smithsonian
      A common orchard pesticide called Phosmet may give jumping spiders a personality disorder, researchers at McGill university report.

      With apologies to the spider squeamish, I’m laughing. I never considered how a drunk spider would act.


      Orchard owners across the U.S. spray the insecticide on orchard trees to thwart the larvae of codling moths. Like any modern pesticide, Phosmet can be pretty toxic at high doses. However, while it’s meant to kill moth larvae, it’s not supposed to kill the bronze jumping spiders (Eris militaris) that inhabit the trees and play a key role in orchard health.

      And it doesn’t kill them. But, it does make them go a little bit nuts, as the McGill team found.

      Animal behavior experiments suggest that jumping spiders can have different personalities, typically shy or bold. When exposed to low doses of Phosmet, jumping spiders start to behave unpredictably, which affected their ability to capture prey and explore new environments. Under the influence of Phosmet, bold spiders aren’t as adept at catching prey, and shy spiders start getting overly aggressive. Dan Nosowitz of Modern Farmer likens the effects to getting the spiders “dangerously” drunk.

      The best week of fishing this year

      The best week of fishing this year

      When is the best time to fish Chesil Beach? Right now! is the answer. I can’t remember ever seeing so many anglers on Chesil as there was on Friday and saturday. From Chesil Cove to as far as I could see, there were anglers all along the beach. Is this the start of the Cod season? I don’t think so! There have been a lot of Codling all year long and the rough weather brought them in for a feast. I…

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