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first_img Share Plant Protection Officer, Ryan Anselm has revealed that efforts are currently being made to manage fruit flies on the island. Anselm explained that there has been a decrease in fruit production which is caused by fruit flies, hence the need for this to be addressed with urgency.“Farmers have been experiencing significant decreases in fruit production so the strategy is to maintain the fruit sector for both the local and the export market. Fruit Flies and Mango Seed Weevils have negatively impacted our ability to export fruits. [Our] strategy is to maintain the levels of fruit export by managing the Fruit Fly population”’.Part of the efforts currently being undertaken to deal with this issue is the assistance of a Suriname expert who will visit farms with a view to educating farmers on fruit flies.Alies Van Saeurs–Muller, Head of the Carambola Fruit Fly Programme in Suriname, is part of a two-member delegation that will be visiting farms, meeting with extension officers and the Plant Protection and Quarantine Unit this week.“The message we’re bringing has to do with recognising fruit flies and [educating persons on] what they could do to manage the Fruit Fly problem. There are quite a number of methods that persons could apply in the field, not only the destruction of fruit flies by destroying affected fruit but also biological control, trapping, bait spraying etc.”According to Muller, if the larvae of the fruit flies are not destroyed, they could re-emerge and infect other fruits.“Everybody can do it…Everybody who has fruit trees in their own homes and finds larvae in the fruit can destroy them. If the larvae are left on the ground, they will penetrate the soils and re-emerge as flies and would infest fruits in your garden again or somebody else’s garden”.She also noted that citizens can assist by destroying fruits which are infected and this will go a long way in the management of fruit flies.Dominica is not the only Caribbean country which has been affected by fruit flies; Grenada has also been battling with the pest.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Efforts being made to manage fruit flies by: – July 18, 2012 Share 31 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more