Sequential sampling plan for fruit fly species of the genus anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) in guava orchards

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This study aimed to elaborate a sequential sampling plan for Anastrepha species in commercial orchards of guava Psidium guajava Novo Milênio cultivar. Samplings were carried out in three orchards in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul. Fruit flies were sampled for 23 weeks. Data were subjected to the sequential probability ratio test. We adopted the mean of 0.3 Anastrepha individuals for the safety level and 0.7 for the control level and the observed frequency was adjusted to the negative binomial expected frequency (Bn) for the equation of the line. The condition of adopting a control method recommended by S1 = 6.5554 + 0.5362n was observed in the upper line. In turn, the lower line, which does not require the use of a control method, is defined by So =-2.8229 + 0.5362n. The sequential sampling plan predicted the expected maximum number of 37 sampling units to decide whether or not to use control method(s). This sequential plan was defined with mean number of 0.54 adults for each McPhail trap unit (sample). The sequential plan generated is unprecedented and will contribute to the rapid and safe decision making in the control of Anastrepha species of economic importance in guava farming.

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Nicácio, J., DE OLIVEIRA, I., Uchoa, M. A., Faccenda, O., Abot, A. R., Fernandes, M. G., & Garcia, F. R. M. (2018). Sequential sampling plan for fruit fly species of the genus anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) in guava orchards. Anais Da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, 90(4), 3607–3614. https://doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765201820180211

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