Above are photos of the fruit fly maggots from a freshly cut tomato.
eggs previously lay in the fruit develop into larvae stage(maggots) which feed on the tomatoes from the inside, causing faster ripening and rotting of the fruit. The larvae then move to the soil for the pupa stage when the fruits drop on the ground. From the soil, an adult fruit fly emerges and the life cycle continues.
Integrated pest management(I.P.M) method is recommended for maximum control of fruit flies. This will help surppress the populations effectively as they are destroyed at each stage of their life cycle.
Bactrolure trap, the only registered product in Kenya, is the only effective and sure way to manage the fruit fly populations in your orchard. At a minimal concentration of one trap per quarter acre, you are assured of better quality tomatoes in your kitchen.
below is a fruit fly trap photo suspended in an orchard.
For tomato farm, you suspend it slightly above the crop height with either a short pole or wire.
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