DIR-SIT has been established with the objective of aiding the retrieval of information on facilities in the world mass rearing sterile insects, for purposes of using them to develop autocidal approaches or as part of operational area-wide integrated pest
management programmes integrating the
sterile insect technique,
inherited sterility and related
biological control approaches.
For each facility and target pest the database compiles information on production capacity, the radiation process, quality control parameters and dosimetry.
The major groups of insect pests for which DIR-SIT includes mass rearing information are
screwworm flies, and
We encourage and appreciate receiving regular feedback to be able to maintain DIR-SIT updated.