A push-pull strategy for the management of the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) in mango

ABRAHAM VERGHESE, RAKSHITHA MOULY, SHIVANANDA T N, SOUMYA C B, RAKSHITHA MOULY

Abstract


Studies were conducted to refine the existing management strategies of fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) in mango by including a foliar application of a neem based pesticide on fruits that acts as a repellent. It was evident that azadirachtin applied on trees during fruiting stage coupled with methyl eugenol traps created a push-pull environment to female and male fruit flies respectively, thus significantly bringing down the fruit fly infestation.


Keywords


Bactrocera dorsalis, mango, fruit fly, azadirachtin, male annihilation, repellent

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