Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by Edsel Cook
Several species of Annona (Annonaceae) were tested as natural means of managing the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). The Brazilian research team found that the extracts were fairly effective insecticides that could inhibit the ability of the fruit fly to lay eggs on strawberries.
The study was supported by the Research and Rural Extension Company of Santa Catarina. Its results were published in the journal Industrial Crops and Products.
The researchers believe that the seed extract of Annona mucosa can be used as a natural insecticide in organic farms that are plagued by spotted-wing fruit flies and other pests.
Find out more ways to use Annona mucosa in your organic farm or garden at GreenLivingNews.com.
Bernardi D, Ribeiro L, Andreazza F, Neitzke C, Oliveira EE, Botton M, Nava DE, Vendramim JD. POTENTIAL USE OF ANNONA BY PRODUCTS TO CONTROL DROSOPHILA SUZUKII AND TOXICITY TO ITS PARASITOID TRICHOPRIA ANASTREPHAE. Industrial Crops and Products. 18 September 2017;110:30–35. DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.09.004.