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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Development of Strategies for Detection, Delimitation and Management of Invasive Fruit Flies.

Authors
item Epsky, Nancy
item Midgarden, David
item Kendra, Paul
item Puche, Helena
item Heath, Robert

Submitted to: Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 14, 2003
Publication Date: July 14, 2003
Citation: Epsky, N.D., Midgarden, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Puche, H., Heath, R.R. 2003. Development of Strategies for Detection, Delimitation and Management of Invasive Fruit Flies.. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings.

Technical Abstract: Recent research related to the development of female-biased synthetic food-based attractants for fruit flies offers considerable opportunities for fruit fly management programs. Facile trapping systems for detecting, delimiting the Mediterranean fruit fly have been tested and are being used globally. Several countries are also using female-biased attractant for management of the Mediterranean fruit fly as an alternative to pesticides. Current research is being conducted with 14 countries via an IAEA-sponsored effort to determine the utility of the new attractant for detection of other fruit flies, particularly those in the genera Anastrepha and Bactrocera. The presentation will review results from these studies.

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