Application of the integrated control technique to the control of the Mediterranean fruit fly on clementines in Sardinia.
Investigations on the integrated control of Ceratitis capitata (and other arthropod pests) on clementines in Sardinia, Italy, in 1990-92 are described. Treatment with a formulation of fenthion plus protein hydrolysates was combined with studies on resistant cultivars, and the population dynamics of C. capitata were monitored using traps baited with trimedlure. The importance of timing of treatments was demonstrated. Of 9 cultivars studied in 1992, none were attacked by mite pests, 6 by C. capitata and 4 by Planococcus citri. In Caffin, Ragheb and Corsica 2, all fruits were edible, as compared with 94-99% in the other cultivars.