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

60 participants from 13 different countries (Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Belgium, Chile, Algeria, United Kingdom, Israel and USA) attended the meeting.

LIFE Biodelear project participated in the meeting with a separated section dedicated to its objectives. All beneficiaries introduced LIFE Biodelear to the participants of the conference and described its main experimental topics and the up to now results with oral and poster presentations.
Most participants expressed their interest on the project and requested to receive updating information.

Two invited speakers enriched LIFE BIODELEAR section:

Dr. David Nestel, Senior Research of the Department of Entomology at Agricultural Research Organization of Israel,
who presented the spatio-temporal aspects of mass trapping by reviewing case studies on the control of medfly in citrus orchards and olive fly in olive orchards in Israel.
and
Dr. Vicente Navaro Lloppis, Researcher at the Centre for Agricultural Chemical Ecology (CEQA), Universitat Politècnica de València,
whose work in medfly mass trapping and lure and kill devices with emphasis on fruit flies has received much attention.

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

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