International Database on Insect Disinfestation and Sterilization

Provides information on the doses of radiation applied for these purposes to mites and insect pests of crops and veterinary and human importance. It includes data on both the doses required for the phytosanitary irradiation (disinfestation) of fresh and durable commodities infested with specific pests, and also the radiation doses used to induce sterility (sterilization) in target pests.

Information on disinfestation and sterilization, where available, is shown together for each pest species and is accessed through a single search function. IDIDAS entities follow a formal classification of pests descending from Class through Order, Family and Genus to Species and may be accessed through a Taxonomic Tree.

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Resource Characteristics

Last Resource Update : August 2013

Insect Pest Control, Food Irradiation, Food and Environment

Organizational Source
NAFA - Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

Data Type
Reference Material

Sterile Insect Technique, area-wide, Integrated Pest Management, Food & Agriculture, insect pest control, insect mass rearing, insect sterilization, phytosanitary irradiation, disinfection, food safety, Food Irradiation, Food and Environment

Related Sites
NAFA - Insect Pest Control
NAFA - Insect Pest Control Laboratory
FEP - Food and Environmental Protection
FEP - Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory