Journal article

CONTROL OF DROSOPHILA SPP, CARPOPHILUS SPP, AND EPHESTIA-FIGULILELLA (GREGSON) IN SULTANA GRAPES GROWN FOR DRIED FRUIT

GA BUCHANAN, G MCDONALD, PWC EVANS

Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture | C S I R O PUBLICATIONS | Published : 1984

Abstract

Sultana grapes grown in Australia for dried fruit are attacked by insects before and during harvest, and during drying and storage. Insect damage, including crop loss and contamination of the dried grapes with insect matter, varies between and within seasons according mainly to the incidence of rain damage. The effectiveness of chlorpyrifos for control of vinegar flies (Drosophila simulans Meigen, D. melanogaster Sturtevant), dried fruit beetles (Carpophilus hemipterus L., C. dimidiatus Fabricius, and C. humeralis Fabricius), raisin moth (Ephestia figulilella Gregson), Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella (Hiibner)), and saw-toothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis (Linnaeus..

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