FRUIT FLIES IN THE GMV – OUTLOOK FOR MARCH 2019

Fruit fly situation – February 2019
 

During the first two weeks of February 2019, a total of 209 flies were trapped in the 350-odd traps deployed in the GMV giving an average of 0.29 flies per trap per week (FTW). There were 129 flies (0.27 FTW) found in rural trap sites (about 240 sites) and only 75 flies (0.44 FTW) in urban sites (about 85 sites). The higher trap capture rates recorded in urban areas, compared with rural areas, are typical for this time of the year. Urban FTW peak, usually, in late September and then again over an extended period from mid-December to late January. Rural FTW, on the other hand, tend to peak only over the period from mid-March to early May.

To read more of this report by Andrew Jessup, please see the attachment below.

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