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Research Project: Detection, Control and Area-wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests of Tropical/Subtropical Crops

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Title: Phytosanitary treatments against Bactrocera dorsalis(Diptera: Tephritidae): current situation and future prospects

Author
item Dohino, Toshio - Ministry Of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
item Hallman, G - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
item Grout, T - Citrus Research International (CRI)
item Clarke, T - Queensland University - Australia
item Follett, Peter

Submitted to: Journal of Economic Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2016
Publication Date: 2/2/2017
Citation: Dohino, T., Hallman, G., Grout, T., Clarke, T., Follett, P.A. 2017. Phytosanitary treatments against Bactrocera dorsalis(Diptera: Tephritidae): current situation and future prospects. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(1):67-79.

Interpretive Summary: Oriental fruit fly(OFF) is arguably the most important tephritid attacking fruits after Medfly. In 2003, OFF was found in Africa and quickly spread to most of the sub-Saharan part of the continent destroying fruits and creating regulatory barriers to their export. The insect is causing new nutritional and economic losses to peoples across Africa, as well as the losses it has caused for decades in infested areas of Asia and the Pacific. This new panorama represents a challenge for fruit exportation from Africa. Phytosanitary treatments are required to export quarantined commodities out of infested areas to areas where the pest does not exist and could become established. This paper describes current phytosanitary treatments against OFF and their use throughout the world, the development of new treatments based on existing research, and recommendations for further research to provide phytosanitary solutions to the problem.

Technical Abstract: Bactrocera dorsalis(Hendel)(Diptera: Tephritidae) is arguably the most important tephritid attacking fruits after Ceratitis capitata(Wiedemann)(Diptera: Tephritidae). In 2003, it was found in Africa and quickly spread to most of the sub-Saharan part of the continent destroying fruits and creating regulatory barriers to their export. The insect is causing new nutritional and economic losses to peoples across Africa, as well as the losses it has caused for decades in infested areas of Asia and the Pacific. This new panorama represents a challenge for fruit exportation from Africa. Phytosanitary treatments are required to export quarantined commodities out of infested areas to areas where the pest does not exist and could become established. This paper describes current phytosanitary treatments against B. dorsalis and their use throughout the world, the development of new treatments based on existing research, and recommendations for further research to provide phytosanitary solutions to the problem.