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Primary Steps for ATM control (SAEF)
(1) SLOW the growth of ATM in the SPRING. Use the Degree-Day model to predict when ATM populations become active in your area. Approximately 1-month before exponential growth (refer to picture above - mid July in NJ) apply Larvicides.
(2) ASSESS efficiency of application with Bioassays.
(3) EDUCATE to control the size of the infestation. Adulticiding will provide temporary relief.
(4) Reduce FALL populations with area-wide applications of Adulticides (mid to end September in NJ).