This facility of the Croatian Centre for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has been in operation since April 2010 for the packing, handling and release of sterile Mediterranean fruit fly males over a 1,000 ha pilot area (mainly of mandarins, Citrus reticulata) in the Neretva river valley in Croatia.
Biofabrica Moscamed Brazil
Provides links to the Mediterranean Fruit Fly Preventive Release Program in Florida (USDA).
Knowledge Master contains general information on pest hosts, distribution, damage, biology, and management in the form of pest summaries.
This project started in 2008 and aims to suppress medfly population in the Souss valley.
Suppression of Mediterranean fruit flies in Cap Bon, in the Hammamet area.
Fruit Fly operational project in Guatemala
The Bioplanta of ISCAMEN produces sterile males medflies for the eradication/control in Mendoza province.
Fruit fly operational projects in Mexico. Production of 220 millions/week of Anastrepha ludens, and 40 millions/week of A. obliqua in the Plant Moscafrut, located in Tapachula, Chiapas. In addition, 50 millions/week of the Diachasmimorpha longicaudata parasitoid are produced.
Centro de Producción y Esterilización Mosca de la Fruta La Molina - CPELM operated by Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (SENASA), Programa Nacional de Moscas de la Fruta (PNMF) in Lima (Peru). The objective of the project is the medfly eradication from el Valle Interandino de Huaura- Sayán, la provincia de Huaura. Current production is 155 million/week.
The preventive releasing of sterile males Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in northern Chile and southern Peru, besides a rigorous inspection in borders and a national detection system, help to keep the status of Chile as a fruit fly-free country . See also the programme historic
The Male Annihilation Technique (MAT) is used for Bactrocera zonata eradication.
World-Wide Directory of Sterile Insect Facilities Facilities (DIR-SIT). DIR-SIT has been established with the objective of aiding the retrieval of information on worldwide mass rearing facilities of sterile pest insects and parasitoids for purposes of using them as part of an area-wide integrated pest management through the sterile insect technique, inherited sterility and biological control. The database compiles information on production capacity, the radiation process, quality control parameters and dosimetry. DIR-SIT includes information available on mass rearing of major groups of insect pests as fruit flies, mosquitoes, moths, screwworm flies, and tsetse flies.
Western Australian researchers have trialled new technology which offers an innovative way to control the destructive fruit pest, Mediterranean fruit fly.
The research is funded by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) and Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited.
Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a serious horticultural pest in Western Australia (WA). It attacks a range of cultivated fruits and some fruiting vegetables.
Medfly, as it is commonly known, costs the WA horticulture industry millions of dollars annually in lost production and control costs.
Growers use a range of methods to combat fruit fly, including pesticides, baiting and orchard hygiene. The withdrawal of organophosphates from use in commercial orchards has led to renewed interest in innovative solutions against fruit fly. The current technique - SIT
The TriNational Moscamed Program has as mission to prevent the Meditarranean Fly to introduce and establish in Mexico, North America,
and the areas free from the pest at the Northern areas of Guatemala. The Planta Moscamed, at Metapa De Dominguez, Chiapas, Mexico, is operated by SENASICA / USDA and produces about 515 million/week
Irradiation Center for Agricultural Development
Fruit Fly Africa is an industry owned service body created to plan, co-ordinate and execute area-wide fruit fly control programmes. This is done in collaboration with producers and local government in various production regions in partnership with the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
X Sterile Insect Technique (Pty) Ltd: Providing effective, environmentally safe
control of False Codlingmoth (FCM), Thaumatotibia leucotreta, in citrus, pomegranates and various deciduous