USA: Oriental Fruit Fly Threat Surfaces in South Florida

Another exotic pest is on the move in South Florida, keeping farmers on their toes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. The initial fly was discovered recently during routine trapping. Additional flies were found during expanded […]

SOUTH AFRICA: Stricter oversight of mango loving pest

The South African government is strengthening the regulatory framework to prevent and combat the spread of the Oriental fruit fly within the country.   The Department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is alerting individuals‚ municipal authorities‚ traditional authorities‚ community members‚ farmers‚ fruit and vegetables industries and universities about amended Control Measures which have been […]

INDIA: University develops fruit fly trap for different fruits

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) developed a PAU Fruit Fly Trap — an eco-friendly technology for the management of fruit flies in kinnow, guava, mango, pear, peach, and plum. Different types of fruits too were developed by the team, and some of them invented seedless fruits of mixed breed.     Entomologist Dr Navtej Bains (HOD) […]