BIODELEAR is an ambitious project which foresees the development of an integrated pest management strategy (IPMS) for the sustainable management for the control of Med fly (Ceratitis capitata) in the absence of insecticides using the mass trapping technique with a novel attractant which is no toxic to the people and to the environment, for the application in intensively cultivated Mediterranean areas.

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On 8 June 2016 farmers of Chios visited the experimental orchards of Life-Βiodelear. During their visit all participants had the opportunity to be informed about the mass trapping technique and its use in the control of Med fly. Moreover, they were informed about all the parameters that are being monitored and evaluated during the project, such as the population of Med fly, pesticides and plant growth regulators residue analysis in citrus fruits, biodiversity monitoring and soil analysis.

The objective of the visit was the awareness of rural people about the potential abilities that LIFE-Biodelear project provides. Besides the control of Med fly with a cheap and environmental / human friendly attractant, the project also assists in the estimation of the environmental fingerprint of Chios.


Associate Beneficiaries



With the contribution of the

financial instrument LIFE of the EU



coordinating beneficiary:


Project Timetable

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

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