New Bait-Based Techniques for the Control of the Peach Fruit Fly Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) and the Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)

von: Ramy Aljazzar

GRIN Verlag , 2014

ISBN: 9783656690504 , 82 Seiten

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New Bait-Based Techniques for the Control of the Peach Fruit Fly Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) and the Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)


 

Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Agrarian Studies, grade: Cum Maxima Laude, , course: Integrated Pest Management of Mediterranean Fruit and Vegetable Crops, language: English, abstract: Two bait-based techniques, Zonatrac Male Annihilation and Ceranock Attract and Kill, were used for the control of mixed populations of the Medfly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) and peach fruit fly Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) on apricot and mango in Egypt. Treatments were carried out in an apricot orchard in Al-Beheira and later in a mango orchard in Al-Sharqiyah. Both techniques have proved to be successful in substantially reducing infestation on mango, where fruit damage assessment revealed infestation rates at 4.92% and 3.28% in two treatment plots, as opposed to 27.87% in an untreated control plot. The apricot trial witnessed a relatively high infestation rate in both treatment plots, as well as the control plot, due to an unexpectedly overwhelming Medfly population surpassing the application rate capacity. Apricot fruit damage assessment resulted in 51.92% and 42.72% infestation rates in the two treatment plots, and 44.55% infestation rate in the pesticide-treated control plot.