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Mango Seed Weevil Mango Seed Weevil
MANGGO SEED WEEVIL - Sternochetus mangiferae
   
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Mango seed weevil is a quarantine dangerous pest under Plant Quarantine Act 1976.

This pest can affect the country mango industry as it cause the mango cannot be exported to other country.

This pest is widely dispersed in several country like India, Indonesia and Thailand. This pest already successfully bypassed by Plant Quarantine inspectors from entering Malaysia through importation of fresh mango.

Adult beetle make small hole to the skin and lay eggs there. When hatch, grub will burrowing on to seed and will grow in until adult.

Control method

  • Pack all fruits at the level 40 - 50 day after be fruitful that is when mango fruit as large as chicken egg.
  • Spray with insecticide that proposed by the agriculture department every fortnight from 40-45 day after be fruitful until fruit harvest.
  • For cultural practice, attacked or damaged fruits must be wrapped into plastic bag, tie and plant as deep as 1 inch.
  • If this pest found please contact the nearby Department Of Agriculture office.