Ali, Hussain; Ahmad, Sajjad; Jan, Salim
March 2010
Journal of Agricultural & Biological Science;Mar2010, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
Oriental fruit fly is a major threat to fruit in Pakistan; the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera zonata) attacks fruits including guava, persimmon, peach and apple. A study was carried out to evaluate different control methods and their efficacy in district Peshawar NWFP, Pakistan during 2007. IPM was adopted for controlling oriental fruit fly that comprised cultural control, Bait Application Technique (BAT) and Male Annihilation Technique (MAT). Farmers were randomly interviewed through questionnaire. Statistical analysis of the data revealed that farmers favored MAT as it was found to be economically feasible and environment friendly. Maximum control was found in MAT which was followed by BAT; however the lowest control was noted in cultural control. Present study suggested that farmers should be encouraged to adopt the Integrated Pest Management that involves MAT, which was found the most effective control method. Further studies should be carried out in other regions of province and country to find out economic and effective control methods for this pest.


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