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Cecid flies again threaten the Philippines' mango farms

In the Philippines, the mango season is about to start again. However, the association of mango growers and the provincial government are again concerned that a Cecid fly infestation will ruin parts of this year’s crops.
The Cecid fly typically attacks the mango fruit at night. When they lay their eggs, they leave circular black marks on the fruit. The larvae soon bore into the fruit, eventually destroying it.

Northboundasia reports that to prevent its spread, governor Imelda Marcos has approved the allocation of funds to contain this mango infestation that has been affecting the productivity of mango farmers in Ilocos region.

Publication date: 1/26/2018


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