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Agroecological management of cucurbit-infesting fruit fly: a review
Conventional crop protection with pesticides has limitations such as resistance of pests to pesticides and faunal imbalance. Agroecological crop protection is an attractive alternative based on theExpand
Maize more attractive than Napier grass as non-host plants for Bactrocera cucurbitae and Dacus demmerezi
Some species of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) shelter and roost in non-host plants surrounding crops. The aim of this study was to compare the attractiveness of two plants (Poaceae): maize, ZeaExpand
Species Diversity within a Community of the Curcurbit Fruit Flies Bactrocera cucurbitae, Dacus ciliatus, and Dacus demmerezi Roosting in Corn Borders Near Cucurbit Production Areas of Reunion Island
Abstract In order to better control fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) attacking Cucurbitaceae on Reunion Island (21°6 S/ 55°36 E), biological characteristics (seasonal fluctuation, relativeExpand
Plant Odors as Fruit Fly Attractants
Plant odors consist of a mixture of volatile compounds that are conveyed by diffusion through air and may disperse over a long distance. They play a major role in mediating insect-plantExpand
Agroecological Crop Protection: Concepts and a Case Study from Reunion
In crop protection, chemical control rapidly revealed its limitations, as well as its possibilities, and alternative solutions to pest management problems have been recommended since at least theExpand
Net choice is key to the augmentorium technique of fruit fly sequestration and parasitoid release
Abstract In Reunion Island, tephritid fruit flies are the main pests of fruit and vegetable crops, causing severe yield losses. Instead of the curative approach to reducing populations, this studyExpand
Volatile Constituents of Cucumis sativus: Differences Between Five Tropical Cultivars
Cucumis sativus L. (cucumber), a creeping plant of the Cucurbitaceae family, is widely cultivated for its fruit. It is a tender annual with a rough, succulent, trailing stem and hairy leaves withExpand
Cage Study of Spinosad-Based Bait Efficacy on Bactrocera cucurbitae, Dacus ciliatus, and Dacus demmerezi (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Reunion Island
ABSTRACT On Reunion Island, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett), Dacus ciliatus (Loew), and Dacus demmerezi (Bezzi) cause severe damage to Cucurbit crops. The aim of the study was to test in fieldExpand
Recent advances in organic cultivation of chayote (Sechium edule) in Reunion Island
In Reunion Island, chayote cultivation is a heritage culture which has been practiced intensively in recent decades with broad use of mineral fertilizers and pesticides. This situation paradoxicallyExpand
Tritrophic interaction in the complexes of fruit flies damaging fruit and vegetable crops in Reunion island
The study of tri-trophic interactions is a vast field of basic ecological studies which are also of paramount importance for the development of environment-friendly methods of pest management. WithinExpand