LIFE Biodelear project participated in the IOBC/WPRS Meeting on Citrus Pests, Diseases and Weeds, on the 25th to the 27th of September 2017 in Valencia, Spain.

This international meeting intended to promote discussion on the major issues and research priorities for further development and spread of citrus Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in Mediterranean countries.

During the conference, several aspects of IPM in citrus in relation to arthropod pests, pathogens and weeds were covered, with its main scientific sessions to be those of:
• Citrus pest management
• Biocontrol strategies and methods
• Citrus diseases and weeds

Read more: LIFE Biodelear in the IOBC/WPRS Meeting on Citrus Pests, Diseases and Weeds

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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