Management of Fruit Flies in Guava Through Male Annihilation Technique


  • Manisegaran S. Department of Agricultural Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai 625104, Tamil Nadu



Fruit Flies, Methyl Eugenol Traps, Trap Design, TNAU POP Traps, Fruit Damage, Male Catches.


Study on the management of fruit flies through male annihilation was undertaken on guava in five farmers’ orchards. Three orchards were installed with methyl eugenol traps @ 10, 20 and 40 traps/ ha. One orchard with 25 methyl eugenol traps/ ha as per the recommended package of practices (POP) of TNAU and without any trap was used as control. Significantly maximum catch of 178.83 males/ trap/ fortnight was caught with 40 traps, followed by the one with TNAU POP traps (100.25/ trap/ fortnight). The least fruit damage was (6.14%) in orchard where 40 traps were placed. TNAU POP traps placed orchard revealed the least fruit damage (10.71%).


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S., M. (2022). Management of Fruit Flies in Guava Through Male Annihilation Technique. Indian Journal of Entomology, 84(2), 429–431.



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