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Agricultural and Biological Sciences Journal, Vol.1, No.3, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: May 14, 2015
Fruit Fly Surveillance in Nepal
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Authors
[01] D. R. Sharma, National Plant Protection Organization, Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal.
[02] D. Adhikari, District Agriculture Development Office, Sindhuli, Nepal.
[03] D. B. Tiwari, Plant Protection Directorate, Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal.
Abstract
Fruit flies are among the major pests of most of the horticultural crops (fruits and vegetables). In Nepal, study and research activities were conducted to access population density, yield loss and management measures to prevent yield loss by fruit fly. Farmers are practicing use of pheromone traps, application of chemical measures and field sanitation as management options. In Nepal, GoN / NPPO and its offices provide the services regarding surveillance, monitoring and management of fruit fly. In context of Nepal-China agreement to export Citrus fruit from Nepal in 2012, for the quarantine fruit fly species in two districts namely; Sindhuli and Syangja, activities of survey is ongoing. Bactrocera cucurbitae, B. dorsalis, B, zonata, B. tau and B. scutellaris were observed by the preliminary surveillance of fruit flies in Sindhuli, Nepal.
Keywords
Bactrocera Spp, Citrus Fruits, Methyl Eugenol, Quarantine Species, Surveillance
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