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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 223-230
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2012.223.230
 
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Elevation of Attraction Efficiency of Jackson Trap on Peach Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders)
Ismail Ragab El-Gendy

Abstract:
The Peach Fruit Fly (PFF), Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is an important agricultural pest in Egypt. Monitoring and control of this species is relating to collecting data of traps catching. The efficiency of traps attraction has an important role to reach the real population density of PFF. Present study was carried out in the field on Jackson trap provided with the sex attractant, Methyl eugenol, to evaluate the effects of color and height of the trap as well as position of the trap in the main cardinal directions of the tree on attraction of male PFF, expressed as male flies captured per trap per day (CTD). Results of the comparison between yellow and white colors of card Jackson traps revealed that white trap color (4.67 CTD) was preferred than the yellow one (3.63 CTD) for peach fruit fly attraction. The suitable height for hanging traps on the tree was 1.5 m, followed by 1.0, 2.5 and 2.0 m heights, respectively. On the other hand, the best position of trap on the tree was West direction (3.33 CTD) of the tree, followed by North (3.20 CTD), East (1.90 CTD) and South directions (1.60 CTD), respectively.
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How to cite this article:

Ismail Ragab El-Gendy , 2012. Elevation of Attraction Efficiency of Jackson Trap on Peach Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders). International Journal of Agricultural Research, 7: 223-230.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2012.223.230

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2012.223.230

 
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