Project Information

Reference Number 19970080
Project Title Comprehensive Tests On Procecidochares connexa MacQuart (Tephritidae: Diptera) as “BCA” of Chromolaena Odorata King and Robinson (Compositae)
Project Type Contained Use
Status N/A
Name of Institution Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Agricultural Research and Development Branch, Davao Research Center
Cooperating Institution ACIAR, Alan Fletcher Research Station
National Crop Protection Center, UPLB;
Shewood, Queensland
University of Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia;
Supervising IBC PCA- IBC (Albay)
Project Leader(s) Emmanuel D. Aterrado, SRS II
Experimental Facility/Site Philippines (Manila/ Los Baños)
Purpose / Objectives 1. To import Procecidochares connexa as biotic agent against C. odorata.
2. To determine the life cycle and habits of P. connexa under Philippine condition.
3. To determine the host range of P. connexa under Philippine condition.
4. To mass rear P. connexa for eventual field release to control C. odorata in the field.
Biosafety measures N/A
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1997-01-30
Date of Approval 1997-06-20


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 500 galls/ pupae Procecidochares connexa McQuart
Source Indonesia
Subject Letter of PCA Adminsitration Virgilio David endorsing the proposal and requesting NCBP recommendation for the issuance of permit to import Procecidochares connexa as a biological control agent.
Requesting Party Requesting Party Emmanuel Atterado, Reynaldo Abad, PCA- Davao Research Center
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation

For issuance of permit to import 500 galls/ pupae Procecidochares connexa McQuart by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry