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Prospects and challenges for sustainable management of the mango stone weevil, Sternochetus mangiferae (F.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in West Africa: a review

Braimah, H. and van Emden, H. F. (2010) Prospects and challenges for sustainable management of the mango stone weevil, Sternochetus mangiferae (F.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in West Africa: a review. International Journal of Pest Management, 56 (2). pp. 91-101. ISSN 0967-0874

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1080/09670870903174312

Abstract/Summary

Commercial mango production in Ghana is a relatively young industry faced with several pest problems including the mango stone weevil, Sternochetus mangiferae (F.). There is an urgent need to control this and other pests to facilitate access to the international export market for fresh mango fruits. A literature survey identifies stone weevil control tactics in the areas of host plant resistance, administrative and legislative controls, use of pesticides, biological control, cultural control and quarantine and phytosanitary measures that have been developed in other mango-producing areas. We assess these pest management approaches for their relevance to Ghana and West Africa, with emphasis on the research required for their appropriate, effective and sustainable use in the systems of mango production of the West African sub-region. The importance of processing and value addition technologies, as a means of circumventing the quarantine hurdles of S. mangiferae, is highlighted.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Environmental Biology
ID Code:17506
Uncontrolled Keywords:mango; mango stone weevil; Sternochetus mangiferae; quarantine pests; IPM; semiochemicals; processing; value addition; Ghana; West Africa
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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