Apple Maggot Barriers
The barriers look just like the little nylon footies that we ladies use to try on a new pair of shoes at the shoe store.
These barriers help keep a clay-like substance that has been sprayed on the young apples and increase its effectiveness. They definitely create an un-apple-like surface to fool the moth and hold more of the clay on the apple to thwart the larvae. A few years ago, we skipped using the barriers and only used kaolin clay but had significantly more codling moth damage as a result.
For more information on the timing of applying the footies, please refer to my blog post, Growing apples organically – 2017.