Eradication of Bactrocera dorsalis in the Devon Valley, Stellenbosch area, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Publication Date
Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 07:03
Last Updated
Sept. 18, 2018, 7:03 a.m.
Report Number
ZAF-43/1
Country
South Africa
Pest Id
Bactrocera dorsalis - (DACUDO)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Host fruit types produced or present in this area in South Africa are no longer under threat.
Pest Status
  • Absent: pest eradicated
Geographical Distribution
Devon Valley area near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands District Municipality, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
Summary

Two B. dorsalis specimens, one female and one male, were collected from the Devon Valley area near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape Province, on 22 March and 13 April 2018, respectively. The fruit fly specimens were identified as Bactrocera dorsalis by the nominated local fruit fly expert and reported to Directorate Plant Health, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in accordance with the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983) and the National Action Plan.

Phytosanitary actions were implemented to control the movement of fruit from the area under delimitation. Eradication, which included the application of weekly protein bait sprays and the deployment of male annihilation blocks in the quarantine area, was carried out for at least 8 weeks. There was no further detection of B. dorsalis since 13 April 2018. Until 11 July 2018, this represents a period of no detection of B. dorsalis for 4.75 generations, based on a calculation of accumulated degree days. A successful eradication of Bactrocera dorsalis is therefore declared for the Devon Valley area. The status of the pest in this area is: Eradicated.

Danger
Any immediate or potential danger of Bactrocera dorsalis has been prevented by successful eradication.
Contact for info
Ms Muneiwa Ratshilingano Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Private bag X14 Gezina 0031 South Africa Email: [email protected]
Report files
BD pest report
Website
Issue keywords
Eradication/Successful eradication National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) Risk Management
Commodity keywords

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