Investigation into control of cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (L., 1758) (Diptera: Tephritidae), in organic cherry production


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ÖZBEK ÇATAL B. , ULUSOY M. R.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, vol.42, no.1, pp.33-42, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.16970/entoted.382514
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-42

Abstract

The study was conducted at two locations, Pozanti (Adana) and Darbogaz (Ulukisla, Nigde) in 2015-2017. It aimed to determine the effects of the emergence time of cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (L., 1758) (Diptera: Tephritidae), the dynamics of adult flight and the control methods that could be used in organic cherry production. It investigated the effectiveness of netting trees, textile mulch, mass capture, plant-based insecticides and insecticide application against cherry fruit fly. Population monitoring revealed that the population of cherry fruit fly was low at Pozanti and slightly higher at Darbogaz. Clear statistical differences were observed between the untreated control and the treatments evaluated. The most effective control was obtained from with netting (100% efficacy). It was concluded that the other methods evaluated could be useful in organic cherry production.