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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREA-WIDE PROGRAMS

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit

Title: Proactive Biological Control of "pre-Invasive" Fruit Pests: An Example from the Tephritid Flies

Author
item Sivinski, John

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 9, 2006
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Suppression of pest populations overseas can sometimes lower the likelihood of their invasion into the USA. Such a case is Mediterranean fruit fly in northern Central America. Biological control, in combination with Sterile Insect Technique, may contribute to a barrier to the pests northern expansion. New parasitoids recently discovered in Africa might be well suited for mass-rearing and release along the Mexico/Guatemala border.

Last Modified: 9/2/2014
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