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Title: REVIEW OF THE PEST STATUS, ECONOMIC IMPACT AND MANAGEMENT OF FRUIT-INFESTING FLIES (DIPTERA:TEPHRITIDAE) IN AFRICA
Authors: Badii, K. B.
Billah, M. K.
Afreh-Nuamah, K.
Obeng-Ofori, D.
Nyarko, G.
Keywords: Tephritid fruit files
Pest status
Economic losses
Management
Africa
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Academic Journals
Series/Report no.: Vol. 10(12);
Abstract: Fruit flies are a major threat to the horticulture industry in Africa owing to their damage incidence and economic losses to fruit and vegetable crops, and their quarantine implications. Numerous studies with different research interests have been conducted on fruit flies throughout the African continent. Despite these studies, there is little knowledge among stakeholders about fruit fly pests in terms of the economically important species, their pest status, economic impact and control strategies. These parameters are prerequisites in designing management tools for addressing the fruit fly problem in the continent. This paper reviews the status of the fruit fly menace in Africa by reporting some of the findings of previous researchers while laying emphasis on what needs to be done.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/296
ISSN: 1991-637X
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Agriculture



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