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Bagging mango to manage fruit fly

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Bagging mango to mange fruit fly

ipmil.cired.vt.edu

Amer Fayad

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

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Implemented In:

Vietnam and Bangladesh

Vietnam and BangladeshSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
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Problem

This innovation addresses fruit fly damage to mango fruits.

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Solution

This innovation reduces damage to mango caused by the oriental fruit fly and reduces the use of chemical insecticides.

Target Beneficiaries

Farmers, exporters

Innovation Description

The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, is a major pest of mango in Asia. In Bangladesh and Vietnam, mango fruits are individually bagged to prevent this fruit fly attack. This technique has become popular among farmers in these countries.

Competitive Advantage

This innovation is inexpensive and environmentally safe.

Milestones

Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Vietnam

Supporting Materials

Mango-Bagging-orientation-null.pdf
Bangladesh-Mango-Bagging-Success-Story-orientation-null.pdf