AHDB Horticulture Cost: £33, 631
Mouldy core is an internal dry rot of apples that is generally confined to the core area or the flesh immediately around the core.
Fireblight is now seen with increasing frequency in apple and pear orchards within the UK and causes loss of fruiting wood and potentially tree death.
Earwigs are often abundant in orchards. This research will increase our understanding of the biocontrol potential of this predator.