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.


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

suspended in 12 ha and are continuously been monitored.


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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