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A review of the biology and control of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

by Damon, A.
Publisher: 2000ISSN: 0007-4853.Subject(s): COFFEA | HYPOTHENEMUS HAMPEI | INSECTOS DAÑINOS | PLAGAS DE PLANTAS | CONTROL DE INSECTOS | ENDOSULFAN | CONTROL BIOLOGICO | CONTROL QUIMICO | CONTROL CULTURAL | COFFEA | HYPOTHENEMUS HAMPEI | PESTS OF PLANTS | INSECT CONTROL | ENDOSULFAN | BIOLOGICAL CONTROL | CHEMICAL CONTROL | CULTURAL CONTROL | COFFEA | HYPOTHENEMUS HAMPEI | RAVAGEUR DES PLANTES | LUTTE ANTIINSECTE | ENDOSULFAN | LUTTE BIOLOGIQUE | LUTTE CHIMIQUE | LUTTE CULTURALE In: Bulletin of Entomological Research (RU) v. 90(6) p. 453-465Summary: The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari, is a serious problem for the majority of the world's coffee growers and has proved to be one of the most intractable of present day pests. Despite a great deal of research, control still depends largely on the application of the organochlorine insecticide endosulfan, which is damaging to the environment, or a series of cultural and biological control methods which give variable and unpredictable results. This review summarizes the most important aspects of the biology and ecology of H. hampei and its control and identifies weak points in the knowledge about this pest. Emphasis is placed upon an analysis of the non-chemical control methods available and suggestions are offered for novel ecological and environmental factors worthy of further research, in the search for viable and sustainable control methods.
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The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari, is a serious problem for the majority of the world's coffee growers and has proved to be one of the most intractable of present day pests. Despite a great deal of research, control still depends largely on the application of the organochlorine insecticide endosulfan, which is damaging to the environment, or a series of cultural and biological control methods which give variable and unpredictable results. This review summarizes the most important aspects of the biology and ecology of H. hampei and its control and identifies weak points in the knowledge about this pest. Emphasis is placed upon an analysis of the non-chemical control methods available and suggestions are offered for novel ecological and environmental factors worthy of further research, in the search for viable and sustainable control methods.

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