agement of Melon fruit fly (Myopardalis Pardalina Bigot) In Badghis, Afghanistan
Farman Ullah, Ahmad Ullah Andar, Hayat Badshah, Muhammad younus
Field studies were carried out on the management of Melon fly (Myiopardalis Pardalina Bigot) in Badghis, Afghanistan during 2014. This study comprises of three different experiments. In the first experiment five different insecticides were tested for their efficacy. In the 2nd experiment the effect of pupae removal and bagging were compared for effectiveness against the melon fly. In the 3rd experiment, Cue lure, Methyl Eugenol, Protein Hydorlysate (GF120) and PPr product were evaluated in the baited traps against the fly. Results showed a reduction of 61.38% and 76.84% in the fly population in comparison with the control in experiment 1st and 2nd respectively. While result of the 3rd experiment was not prominent where no Melon fly was recorded in any of the baited trap. All the used attractants are failed against the Afghan Melon fly and I propose that there will be a difference in the race of M. Pardalina of Baluchistan and Afghanistan, so it may need further studies to confirm the prevalence of any difference exist.