Interview of the coordinator of LIFE-BIODELEAR Dr V. Mavraganis in Alithia Radio Station, Chios


Broadcast of the 2nd  workshop of LIFE-BIODELEAR in Alithia TV, Chios.



The rental of large scale experimental orchards of LIFE-BIODELEAR has been fulfilled. Following the appropriate procedures 12 ha of citrus orchards were chosen for the implementation of mass trapping technique using biodelear for the control of med fly. The research team of the project visited the orchards at the December 20, 2016. Mass trapping technique will be applied in the spring of 2017 and will last for 2 years.

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newsletterno21The newsletter's second issue features the main results of the last semester action, as well as the dissemination activities of the project and future events.

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The 1st Steering Committee (SC) of LIFE-BIODELEAR took place on 29th and 30th of September 2014, in Chandris Hotel in the island of Chios. The purpose of the meeting was to select the citrus orchards by visiting the sites of the citrus orchards in the area “Campos” for the implementation of the project, to reach an agreement with citrus orchards producers and discus details for the implementation of the project between the beneficiaries (Associated and Coordinating) and the citrus producers.

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The kick off meeting of the Steering Committee of LIFE-BIODELEAR was organized on 15 July 2014 in Athens at SSIA‟s premises. The meeting was coordinated by the scientific coordinator of the project Dr Mavraganis Vasileios and the director of SSIA, Dr Theocharopoulos Sideris. Each of the beneficiaries presented their Actions in order to find ways to increase the efficiency and the effectiveness through cooperation.

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All the beneficiaries of LIFE-BIODELEAR (SSIA, AUTH, UTH and BPI) visited the area Campos in the island of Chios on the 1-3 December of 2014. The subject of the meeting was
• Collection of fruits for pesticide residues analysis
• Soil samples for analysis, and
• Assessment of the percentage of fruit infestation and med fly population

Read more: 1st Technical –Monitoring Committee (T-MC)

On the 2nd of December 2014, the representative team of the project BIODELEAR visited the Mayor of Chios Mr Manoli Vournou and the Vice Prefect of Chios Mr Stamatis Karmantzis. Local representatives were informed about the actions of the project and the benefits that Chios will obtain from it. Besides the control of the damaging med fly with a non toxic attractant, the area of Campos as well as Chios in general will be the beginning for the application of Biodelear in intensively cultivated Mediterranean areas.

Read more: Visit of LIFE – Biodelear Team with the Mayor and Vice Prefect of Chios

Life-Biodelear project participated in the 9th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production, which was carried out on 4-8 September 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The title of the presentation was «Mass trapping of Ceratitis capitata using the new attractant BIODELEAR».

According to the so far results, the LIFE program strongly suggest that mass trapping with the new attractant BIODELEAR can effectively control the population of Ceratitis capitata, lower citrus fruit infestation and preserve biodiversity of arthropods.

On Tuesday 8 June 2016 the second visit of LIFE-Biodelear project by the External Monitoring Team of the European Commission was held. The visit took place at the experimental orchards of the project and later on the meeting room of Chandris hotel in the city of Chios. All the partners involved in the project were present. Partners discussed the progress of each project action, and elaborated on the future deliverables.

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