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World-Wide Directory of SIT Facilities

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 fruit flies, mosquitoes, moths screwworm flies, and tsetse flies.

Resource Information

Quality Level Not quality-checked
Completeness Selective - Selection is done by groups of insect pests, and by facilities aimed to use the insects produced in operational programmes. Any facility dedicated to research, academic, and or other purposes are not included
Update Frequency Updated continually
Last Resource Update August 2013
Subject Insect Pest Control, Food Irradiation, Food and Environment
Organizational Source Nuclear Applications
Data Type Directory
Keywords Sterile Insect Technique; area-wide; Integrated Pest Management; Food & Agriculture; insect pest control; insect sterilization; insect mass rearing
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Page Authors
DAMLE, Abhishek