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Fruit flies and their impact on agriculture in Hawaii.

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Title:Fruit flies and their impact on agriculture in Hawaii.
Authors:Jang, Eric B.
Keywords:Area Wide Program
economic impact
fruit flies
insect control
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Date Issued:Dec 2007
Publisher:Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation:Jang EB. 2007. Fruit flies and their impact on agriculture in Hawaii. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 39:117-119.
Abstract:Tephritid fruit flies were among the early invasive insects to the Hawaiian
Islands. These agricultural pests have had a major impact on Hawaii’s agriculture,
reducing the types, quantities and quality of agricultural products grown on the islands,
increasing pesticide use and reducing trade of fruit fly host products. Reduction in
production of both sugar cane and pineapple, two non-fruit fly host crops over the last
10–15 years has renewed interest in diversified agriculture in the state and prompted
renewed interest in fruit fly control programs statewide. Over the last 90 years, USDA
has had a major research role in defining, discovering and implementing technology
to detect and control these pests in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and worldwide. The
Hawaii Areawide fruit fly integrated pest management program (HAW-FLYPM), a
USDA-ARS funded partnership between ARS, University of Hawaii and Hawaii State
Department of Agriculture has recently demonstrated that these pest fruit flies could
be controlled using IPM technologies. The success of the program has prompted state
and federal agencies to reconsider if Hawaii could further expand their diversified
agriculture using such an approach.
Appears in Collections: Volume 39 - December 2007 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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