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.

https://iobc-citrus2017.webs.upv.es/

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

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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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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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.

Read more: 3rd project visit by the External Monitoring Team in LIFE-Biodelear

Biodelear traps preparation for the implementation of Mass trapping at large scale (12 ha) has been completed.

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On the 30-31 of January as well as on the 23-24 of March 2017 the BPI team from the Laboratory of Pesticide Residues conducted citrus fruit samplings for the actions A2 and B1.

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Researchers from Soil Science Institute conducted soil sampling on 29-30 March 2017 for the actions A2 and B1

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Life-Biodelear in the “Third FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques”

Life-Biodelear project participated in the “Third FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques”, which was carried out on 22-26 May 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The title of the presentation was «An environmental friendly new attractant (BIODELEAR) for the mass trapping of Ceratitis capitata».

Read more: Life-Biodelear in the “Third FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-Wide Management of Insect...