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IPM of mango stone weevil, Sternochetus mangiferae (Fabricius)

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  • Collect and destroy all fallen fruits at weekly intervals till harvest.
  • Clean, using old brooms junctions of branches on the trunk prior to flowering (October).
  • Spray Acephate 75 SP @1.5 g/l when the fruits are of lime size (2.5 – 4 cm diameter). This spray should be followed by decamethrin 2.8 EC @ 1ml/l after two to three weeks. 
  • Destroy all leftover seeds in the orchard after harvest and also in the processing industry.


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