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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-08T13:15:46Z
dc.date.available2014-10-08T13:15:46Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 1988. Mango pest under attack. Spore 17. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
dc.identifier.issn1011-0054
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/44952
dc.descriptionA parasitic wasp is coming to the aid of mango farmers in West Africa, where the mango mealybug has become a pest. The mealybug was first considered serious in Ghana and Togo some seven years ago and then infestations began to occur in Benin, Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Scientists went to India where both the mango and the pest originated, to search for predators. Three parasitoids were found and the most promising one was sent to the Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control in Britain. After it was checked for its specificity, it was sent to the Togo Plant Protection Department where it was multiplied and later released into four areas covering different climatic zones. At the first release site, near Lome, the mealybug has been virtually eliminated. Within the last few months the parasitoid has been found some 15 km to the north of the release site, so it appears to be spreading. The test will come in the rainy season when the mealybug populations tend to rise. Recently, releases have been made by the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria, into Ghana and into areas of Benin. For more details, contact: Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control Imperial College Silwood Park Ascot, Berks UK
dc.description.abstractA parasitic wasp is coming to the aid of mango farmers in West Africa, where the mango mealybug has become a pest. The mealybug was first considered serious in Ghana and Togo some seven years ago and then infestations began to occur in Benin,...
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCTA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpore, Spore 17
dc.sourceSpore
dc.titleMango pest under attack
dc.typeNews Item
cg.subject.ctaLIVESTOCK
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.urlhttp://collections.infocollections.org/ukedu/en/d/Jcta17e/
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlands
cg.coverage.regionWEST AFRICA
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA


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