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Fruit fly: Know its damage and control measures

Fruit fly: Know its damage and control measures

लेखक - Surendra Kumar Chaudhari | 5/9/2021

The female fruit fly lays eggs by piercing the fruit. After about 3 to 5 days, the caterpillars hatch from the eggs. The caterpillars damage the fruits by eating them for 20 to 25 days. After this, the caterpillars turn into pupa and go inside the soil. After about 1 week, the adult moths come out and start laying eggs again. Let us get detailed information about the damage caused by fruit fly and its control.

fruit fly damage

  • Fruit flies make holes in fruits to lay eggs. Due to which holes start appearing in the fruits.

  • Insect caterpillars eat the fruit from the inside.

  • Affected fruits become crooked in shape.

  • As the infestation of the pest increases, the fruits begin to rot.

  • Some caterpillars also eat the vine of vegetables along with fruits, due to which lumps are formed in the vines.

Fruit fly control methods

  • Before transplanting the plants in the main field, do deep plowing of the field. This will destroy the pupae already present in the soil.

  • To attract the pest, install 6-8 pheromone traps per acre of land. The female insect gets attracted by the lure engaged in it. This can control the growth of fruit flies.

  • Cut and destroy the affected fruits.

  • Spray by mixing 15 ml Chlorpyriphos 30% in 15 liters of water.

  • Fruit flies can also be controlled by spraying by mixing 10 grams Emamectin Benzoate in 5 liters of water.

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We hope that by adopting the medicines and other measures mentioned in this post, you can easily control the fruit fly. If you liked this information, then like this post and also share it with other farmers. So that this information can reach more and more farmers. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.

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