A new dissemination action of LIFE-BIODELEAR took place in Cyprus on 15th and 16th of October 2018 with the organization of 2-day workshop.

On Monday, 15th October, Life-Biodelear's research team paid a visit to the Cyprus University of Technology. During this visit, a regular meeting with institutional members of the Foundation took place. The research team had the honor to speak with Mr. Maganaris and Mr. Stavrinidis, who highlighted the problems facing citrus growers in Cyprus today. There was also a general debate on the problem of the Mediterranean fly in the world.



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LIFE-BIODELEAR is organizing its 4rd Workshop on the 15th of October 2018 at 18:00 in Cyprus University of Technology (Amphitheater 1, Building Tassos Papadopoulos) in Limassol.

During the workshop all beneficiaries will present the project in the participants and will inform them regarding the implementation of the new attractant BIODELEAR in the citrus of CHIOS for the control of Med fly.

Read the program: HERE


LIFE-BIODELEAR is organizing  its 4rd Workshop on the 15th of Οctober 2018 at 18:00 in Cyprus University of Technology (Amphitheater 1, Building Tassos Papadopoulos) in Limassol.

Read more: Addressing Med fly with an environment friendly attractant through an integrated pest management...

Among the main objectives of the LIFE-BIODELEAR project is the elimination of insecticide use and the investigation of the effects of conventional and alternative cultivated practices, related to the protection from medfly, on soil fertility and quality.

The up to now obtained results were published in the Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 132, 2018 pp. 186-191:

Read more: Post results on Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops IOBC-WPRS Bulletin

The work of the Life-Biodelear project was presented on August 3rd 2018 in the weekly Rural Development Gazette, Ypaithros xwra. Earlier, on July 25th 2018, Life-Biodelear had been presented in the newspaper's website, ypaithros.gr.

Read more: Life-Biodelear in the Ypaithros xwra

Agro24.gr hosted on it’s official website as well as on it’s Facebook page, on 21 June 2018, the aims, strategy and course of Life-Biodelear.


Read more: The work of the Life-Biodelear program at Agro24.gr


The strategy and objectives of the LIFE-BIODELEAR were shown by agravia.gr on its official website as well as on its social media Facebook page on July 26, 2017.


Read more: Life-Biodelear was screened by agravia.gr

The Newsletter #3 issue features the main results of the last semester action, as well as the dissemination activities of the project and future events.

Newsletter 3

The research team of the University of Thessaly, under the responsibility of the Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, in the framework of the integrated strategy for dealing with the Mediterranean fly, has completed the identification and geographic mapping of thematic maps of the alternative hosts, both within the experimental orchards. These geographic maps are already being used in the implementation of the integrated strategy using the mass trapping method in collaboration with the research team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Read more: Progress of the Life-Biodelear program


Project Timetable

The project began on 1st June 2014 and will last five years, until 1st June 2019.

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