Pupal period lasts for 7-34 days. The larvae under the roots of the tree starts eating its shoot and damages the fruit. B. Insects 14. Put the ripe guava in a plastic or paper bag. Make sure the bag is clean and dry before putting the guava in it. Many different types of fruit fly target guava. economic pests such as oriental and peach fruit fly. DISEASES 1. These are young growing insects that feed on both guava fruits and other parts. Guava (Psidium guajava Linn.) Guava is also damaged by worms-like insect pests called maggots. Males of Asian guava fruit fly also are attracted to methyl eugenol, and all detections in Florida to date have been in fruit fly traps baited with this lure. Taxonomy: The Asian guava fruit fly looks similar to the peach fruit fly, but has a somewhat smaller body and a darker thorax. Other fruits can give off gasses that encourage ripening, and the bag will ensure that the guava is safe. According to a research mostly the files and the maggots hatch in the soil and attacks the guava tree roots. Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Fruit fly 14-15 15. GFF feeds on many kinds of fruit and vegetables. For all of their hardiness, guava can be affected by several pests and deficiencies. Wilt: The exact cause of the disease is still not fully understood but the pathogens, viz. Lady beetles, also called Lady bugs, devour small insects, as well as their eggs, without harming your plants. The larvae produced can also cause damage to the roots, leaves, and fruits of guava. Insects can live on your trees throughout the year, hiding beneath the bark during the cold, winter months and emerging to consume leaf buds and blossoms. Harvest your fruit a couple of times a week to avoid over-ripening which attracts fruit flies. Larvae - Dark brown, short and stout, covered with short hairs, larval period lasts for 18-47 days. Fruit Fly. Fruit borer 16-18 17. Use biological controls to remove some types of insects from your fruit trees. When you do have sick guava trees, they can become dramatically ill, so guava disease identification with haste is vital. an important fruit of subtropical countries is affected by about 177 pathogens of which, 167 are fungal, 3 bacterial, 3 algal, 3 nematodes and one epiphyte.Wilt is the most important disease of guava. Some insect bore a small hole and put eggs in the fruit shell as it starts growing. Guava Disease Identification. The hole is very small, that's why you can't see it. The maggot grows inside the fruit eating its pulp. This usually occurs when the insect pests such as fruit flies produce eggs on the guava tree stems, leaves, and roots. IPM SCHEDULE FOR GUAVA PESTS A. Fragrant and tidy, it’s an easy-care plant, most of the time. Important California crops at risk include guava, peach, cherry, citrus, and melons. Besides this, fruit and post harvest diseases are also important which causes serious loss. One species of fruit fly is commonly called the guava fruit fly. Pupa: Development occurs either inside the damaged fruits or on the stalk holding it. Guava fruit borers/ pomegranate butterfly. For lucky gardeners who can grow tropical fruits in their home landscapes, there’s little that beats a good guava. Guava fruit is badly damaged by the maggots and 80 other insect species. Biology: Eggs: Eggs are laid singly on tender leaves, stalks and flower buds. Coccides 18-19 . Bark eating caterpillar 15-16 16. Abstract. Before you refrigerate the guava, place the entire fruit in a bag to protect it in the refrigerator. The GFF is an exotic insect originating in southern Asia from Pakistan eastward through India and into Thailand. Damage occurs when the female lays eggs in the fruit. Small insects, as well as their eggs, without harming your.! 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