|Burks, Charles - Chuck|
|Yasin, Muhammad - University Of Agriculture - Pakistan|
|El-shafie, Hamadttu - King Faisal University|
|Wakil, Waqas - University Of Agriculture - Pakistan|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/3/2015
Publication Date: 12/30/2015
Citation: Burks, C.S., Yasin, M., El-Shafie, H.A., Wakil, W. 2015. Pests of stored dates. In: Wakil, W., Faleiro, J.R., and Miller, T.A, editors. Sustainable Pest Management in Date Palm: Current Status and Emerging Challenges. The Netherlands: Springer Dordrecht. p. 237-286.
Technical Abstract: Dates are a major food crop across a large band of Africa and Eurasia, and to a lesser extent elsewhere. In most of its growing range, dates are threatened with infestation in the field by a complex of pests including nitidulid beetles and pyralid moths of the Subfamily Phycitinae. They are further threatened with loss in processing and storage by stored product moths along with some beetles. This review examines the biology and life history of these key pests, and best practices for sustainable management of these pests. Future research directions are also briefly considered.