Options for the Management of Fruit Fly Species on Rotuma Island
The fruit fly study undertaken during August–November 2011 comprised:
- An analysis of trapping and fruit sampling data to confirm the distribution of Bactrocera kirki within
- A review of heat tolerance research undertaken in the Pacific to determine whether the current heat
treatment used by Fiji for B. passiflorae and B. xanthodes will also kill B. kirki; and
- A scoping study to determine if B. kirki could be eradicated from Rotuma.
Key words: fruit fly, host, Bactrocera kirki, plant protection, heat treatment, HTFA