Field sanitation was carried out during July 2017. All the fallen citrus fruits were collected and removed from

the experimental orchards in order to reduce medfly population.

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During May –June 2017 the assessment of both ground and arboreal biodiversity of arthropods in citrus

orchards of large-scale experimentation took place.

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The network of Mass trapping with the attractant Biodelear has been established. Traps have been

suspended in 12 ha and are continuously been monitored.

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The strategy, the evolution and the goals of LIFE-BIODELEAR were published in DEMETER magazine, Issue 17, January-March 2017.

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On Friday the 9 of June 2017 the third visit of the External Monitoring Team of the European Commission for the progress of LIFE-Biodelear was organized. The day started with a visit at the Laboratory of Pesticide Residues in BPI, and in the laboratories of Soil Science Institute of Athens in Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER.

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