Bait sprays and male annihilation for the control of fruit flies infesting citrus trees in Benin

Tephritid fruit flies are among the most economically important group of fruit flies attacking horticultural crops. The extent of damage ranges between 30% and 100% on cucurbit crops and 40%-75% on mango and other fruit crops namely mango and citrus. In Benin, the horticultural sector is permanently under threat of fruit flies with limited knowledge on population dynamics and management strategies on citrus. A diverse group of commnly recommended IPM components to controling fruit flies infesting fruit vegetables and fruit tree crops including baiting techniques, male annihilation technique, biological control, orchard sanitation, mechanical fruit protection, early harvesting and post-harvest treatment. Present study focused on testing bait sprays (GF-120 applied in localised spots of tree canopy) and male annihilation (coconut husk impregnated with 1 part Methyl eugeno and 4 parts Malathion. Eight orchards have been selected in Atlantique Department, South Benin, and according to well-defined criteria. Traps containing Methyl eugenol, PTA, Nulure, Benin brewer's yeast, and Torula yeast were also placed in the 8 citrus orchards to monitor the fruit flies population dynamics.

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Creator Hanna, Rachid
Creator Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Creator ID Type ORCID
Creator ID 0000-0002-5715-0144​
Subject Vocab (AGROVOC/GACS/CAB) Bactrocera dorsalis, Ceratitis, Attractants, Fruit
Subject(s) Integrated program, Suppression, Fruit fly species, Ceratitis ditissima, Ceratitis cosyra, Ceratitis bremii, Fruit weight
Publisher International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Person Innocent A. Agnontchémè, Désiré Gnanvosou, Sunday Ekesi, Aimé, H. Bokonon-Ganta, Samira, A. Mohamed
Contributor Role Hosting Institution
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor CRP CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)
Contributor Partner Not applicable
Contributor Donor IITA core donors & BMZ Mango IPM
Contributor Project Management of fruit flies infesting fruit trees in Benin, West Africa
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Contributor Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2021-07-21
Embargo End Date 2023-07-22
Content Type Dataset
File Format csv
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier https://doi.org/10.25502/f1vk-sw43/d
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Source Management of fruit flies infesting fruit trees in Benin, West Africa
Language English
Relation Not applicable
Agroecological Zone Subhumid warm tropics
Coverage Region Western Africa
Coverage country Republic of Benin
Coverage Admin Unit Not applicable
Coverage Y (Latitude) 9.52935
Coverage X (Longitude) 2.25844
Coverage Start Date 2007/10/01
Coverage End Date 2008/02/05
Contact Gnanvossou, Desire
Contact Email D.Gnanvossou@cgiar.org
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Email Permission None
Rights CC- Zero