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The Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Programme

Abstract

The goal of the Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Programme is to control, suppress or eradicate from Mexico four species of fruit flies of economic and quarantine importance (Anastrepha ludens Loew, A. obliqua Macquart, A. serpentina Wied. and A. striata Schiner). These pests cause damage amounting to US$710 million per year. In addition to this cost, there are other expenses from pest control actions and the loss of international markets, because fruit importing countries have established stringent quarantine measures to restrict the entry of these pests. For purposes of the programme's implementation, Mexico was divided into three working zones, defined by agro-ecological characteristics, the number of fruit fly species present and the size of fruit growing regions. In addition, a cost:benefit analysis was carried out which indicated that the rate of return, in a 12-year time frame, might be as much as 33:1 in Northern Mexico, and 17:1 in the rest of the country, for an area over 100,000 hectares. Eradication technology involves: 1) surveys of pest populations by trapping and host fruit harvesting to monitor the presence and density of fruit flies, 2) reduction of pest populations applying cultural practices and using selective bait sprays, 3) mass release of sterile  More>>
Authors:
Reyes F, Jesus; Santiago M, Guillermo; Hernandez M, Porfirio [1] 
  1. Comision Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (Mexico)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2000
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint international conference on area-wide control of insect pests; 5. international symposium on fruit flies of economic importance, Penang (Malaysia), 28 May - 2 Jun 1998; Other Information: 4 figs; Conference also presented on June 1-5, 1998; PBD: 2000; Related Information: In: Area-wide control of fruit flies and other insect pests. Joint proceedings of the international conference on area-wide control of insect pests and the fifth international symposium on fruit flies of economic importance, by Tan, Keng-Hong (ed.), 816 pages.
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; FRUIT FLIES; INSECT DISPERSAL; MEXICO; PEST ERADICATION; QUARANTINE; STERILE INSECT RELEASE; STERILE MALE TECHNIQUE
OSTI ID:
20598653
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy); International Fruit Fly Steering Committee, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia); Working Group on Malaysian Fruit Flies (Malaysia)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 983-861-195-6; TRN: XA0500175045165
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 377-380
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Reyes F, Jesus, Santiago M, Guillermo, and Hernandez M, Porfirio. The Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Programme. IAEA: N. p., 2000. Web.
Reyes F, Jesus, Santiago M, Guillermo, & Hernandez M, Porfirio. The Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Programme. IAEA.
Reyes F, Jesus, Santiago M, Guillermo, and Hernandez M, Porfirio. 2000. "The Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Programme." IAEA.
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title = {The Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Programme}
author = {Reyes F, Jesus, Santiago M, Guillermo, and Hernandez M, Porfirio}
abstractNote = {The goal of the Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Programme is to control, suppress or eradicate from Mexico four species of fruit flies of economic and quarantine importance (Anastrepha ludens Loew, A. obliqua Macquart, A. serpentina Wied. and A. striata Schiner). These pests cause damage amounting to US$710 million per year. In addition to this cost, there are other expenses from pest control actions and the loss of international markets, because fruit importing countries have established stringent quarantine measures to restrict the entry of these pests. For purposes of the programme's implementation, Mexico was divided into three working zones, defined by agro-ecological characteristics, the number of fruit fly species present and the size of fruit growing regions. In addition, a cost:benefit analysis was carried out which indicated that the rate of return, in a 12-year time frame, might be as much as 33:1 in Northern Mexico, and 17:1 in the rest of the country, for an area over 100,000 hectares. Eradication technology involves: 1) surveys of pest populations by trapping and host fruit harvesting to monitor the presence and density of fruit flies, 2) reduction of pest populations applying cultural practices and using selective bait sprays, 3) mass release of sterile flies and augmentative release of parasitoids to eliminate populations and, 4) enforcement of quarantine measures to protect fruit fly free areas.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2000}
month = {Jul}
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