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Status of Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée) in South of Vietnam

  • H. T. Loc
  • K. P. Kumar
  • A. K. Chakravarthy
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Abstract

Currently over a dozen species of Conogethes have been recognized. Of which, Conogethes punctiferalis is prevalent on several plants and well distributed in South of Vietnam. Species of Conogethes infesting ginger and other Zingiberaceae belong to another species. Durian, soursop, longan, and rambutan are the major fruit crops infested by C. punctiferalis in Vietnam. Integration of cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical methods has proven effective against this borer pest. Augmentation and supplement releases of parasites and encouragement and conservation of predators and natural enemies is necessary for suppressing Conogethes borer populations in fruit orchards and plantations.

Keywords

Durian Ginger Integrated pest management Vietnam 

Notes

Acknowledgment

Authors are greatfully thankful to the authorities of the SOFRI, Vietnam, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, and ICAR, New Delhi. All photographs in this chapter are by the senior author.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. T. Loc
    • 1
  • K. P. Kumar
    • 2
  • A. K. Chakravarthy
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant Protection DivisionSouthern Horticultural Research Institute (SOFRI)My ThoVietnam
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, Gandhi Krishi Vignan Kendra (GKVK)BengaluruIndia
  3. 3.Division of Entomology and NematologyICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBengaluruIndia

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