Abundance and distribution of the Mediterranean of the fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Diptera:Tephritidae), in Late Valencia citrus orchards in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Afreh-Nuamah, K.
dc.contributor.author Appiah, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Obeng-Ofori, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-24T11:07:42Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T11:53:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-24T11:07:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T11:53:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 1(29): 1-16 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/1631
dc.description.abstract The abundance and distribution of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Late Valencia citrus orchards and other alternative host crops was investigated using trimedlure-baited traps at the University of Ghana's Agricultural Research Centre in the Eastern region of Ghana. The effect of some climatic factors on the population dynamics of the pest was also studied. The population of C. capitata increased from September to October 2006 and from February to March 2007, when Late Valencia citrus fruits were ripening or ripened. The fruit fly population was the lowest from November 2006 to January 2007 when citrus fruits were in the immature green stage. Ceratitis capitata was not trapped in mango, pawpaw and pepper fields and did not emerge from fruits of these crops. Multiple regression analyses also revealed that rainfall and temperature significantly influenced the pest population. The results of this study have important implications on the decision-making process for the safe, effective monitoring and management of C. capitata in Late Valencia citrus orchards in the study area in Ghana and probably in other areas as well. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Tropical Insect Science en_US
dc.subject Ceratitis capitata en_US
dc.subject Late Valencia citrus en_US
dc.subject alternative hosts en_US
dc.subject rainfall en_US
dc.subject temperature en_US
dc.subject fly capture en_US
dc.subject abundance en_US
dc.subject Distribution en_US
dc.title Abundance and distribution of the Mediterranean of the fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Diptera:Tephritidae), in Late Valencia citrus orchards in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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