Assessing the Impact of Integrated Pest Management Programme for Suppressing the Invasive Fruit Fly (Bactrocera invadens) on Mango in Mozambique

The invasive fruit fly, Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) is a devastating quarantine pest that continues to threaten fruit and vegetable production in Mozambique. In Mozambique, since its first detection in the Northern region, no management measures have been implemented for it. The potential impact of IPM measures for the fly that are based on the use of baiting and male annihilation technique, use of fungal based biopesticide (Metarhizium anisopliae) and orchard sanitation with the Augmentorium were assessed. by The population density in the test plot (with IPM strategies)was much lower (93.5% population reduction) compared to that in control plots. The results suggest that B. invadens population can be effectively suppressed through a combination of management measures in mango orchards. It is recommended that the IPM strategy suggested in this study be exploited for a large scale use in Mozambique.
La mouche invasive des fruits, Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) est un insecte ravageur de quarantaine qui continue de menacer la production des fruits et des légumes au Mozambique. Au Mozambique, depuis sa première détection dans la région du Nord, aucune mesure de gestion n’a été mise en oeuvre pour cela. L’impact potentiel des mesures de lutte intégrée contre la mouche qui sont basées sur l’utilisation des appâts et de la technique d’annihilation des mâles, l’utilisation de biopesticides à base de champignons (Metarhizium anisopliae) et de l’assainissement du verger avec l’augmentorium ont été évalués. La densité de la population dans la parcelle d’essai (avec les stratégies de lutte intégrée) était beaucoup plus faible (93,5% de réduction de la population) par rapport à celle dans les parcelles témoins. Les résultats suggèrent que la population de Bactrocera invadens peut être
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