Today, the European Union (EU) has imposed a ban on imports of Alphonso mango from India after authorities in Brussels found fruit flies infesting mango shipments earlier this year. This ban is likely to affect everyone in the supply chain – from growers to wholesalers to consumers.
Fruit flies are a major pest of mango and many other crops. To find out how pheromone traps can be used to control mango, please read the ‘Fruit fly control’ factsheet, written by staff at the Ministry of Agriculture in Sierra Leone.
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