Mouche des fruits

Class: Les insectes
Common Name: Mouche des fruits
Scientific Name: Bactrocera oleae and Dacus oleae
Potential Host:


Who Am I?

The olive fruit fly is considered a serious pest in olive crops with worldwide reports of infestation levels reaching up to 100% the field.

Female olive fruit flies sting (lay eggs) inside mature fruits. Infested fruits develop dark purplish dots and small bumps on their peel. As time progresses, eggs hatch and larvaes feed on internal tissues by tunneling through the interior of fruits. This leaves the fruits susceptible to a secondary pathogen invasion. Another important fact is that infested fruits tend to drop.

Control Measures

Assainissement: Gardez l’environnement proche des cultures en éliminant les mauvaises herbes, les débris de plantes, les parties endommagées, la croissance indésirable des plantes et les plantes à proximité qui ne sont ni cultivées ni protégées.

À mesure que le fruit mûrit, il attire les femelles pondeuses. Commencez à surveiller le champ si des alertes AgrioShield ont été reçues.

Utilisez des pièges disponibles dans le commerce conçus pour la capture en masse. Les pièges ne constituent une alternative équitable aux traitements conventionnels que s’ils s’accompagnent d’une surveillance systématique.

Les produits utilisés dans une ou plusieurs régions du monde peuvent contenir les ingrédients suivants :

diméthoate, fenthion, dichlorvos, et deltametrin.

spinosad- produits à base.

*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.

*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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