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Weather-based models to predict the population densities of melon fruit fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coq


, : Weather-based models to predict the population densities of melon fruit fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coq. Tropical Pest Management, 373: 211-215

Based on weekly male catches in pheromone traps and weather data for 1985 and 1986 in Pakistan, regression models were developed to predict densities of the tephritid Dacus cucurbitae (Bactrocera cucurbitae), an important pest of cucurbit and solanaceous fruits. Among the simpler linear regression models, the model SQRT (male counts + 1) = -5.37 + 0.75 (mean daily temperature in degrees Celsius) was the best, as it explained the highest (68%) variability.

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DOI: 10.1080/09670879109371584


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