n African Entomology - Weevils causing damage to commercial pomegranates, Punica granatum (Lythraceae), in South Africa : short communication
|Article Title||Weevils causing damage to commercial pomegranates, Punica granatum (Lythraceae), in South Africa : short communication|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||M. Wohlfarter, J.H. Giliomee and E. Venter|
|Publication Date||Mar 2010|
|Pages||203 - 204|
New Punica granatum (Lythraceae) varieties were introduced from India and Israel to South Africa in 2003 (Venter, unpubl.). Punica granatum material imported into South Africa is subject to the terms of the Agricultural Pests Act (Act 36 of 1983) of South Africa and must be certified free of various pests and diseases before entering the country. In order to determine a phytosanitary risk profile of the crop under local conditions, Alternafruit SA (Pty) Ltd conducted a pest and disease survey, spanning two seasons, on selected pomegranate orchards. In September 2007, during the second season, damage to young growth tips was recorded from Heidelberg in the Western Cape Province.
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