Biological control of the Mediterranean fruit fly in the United States and Central America
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Biological control of the Mediterranean fruit fly in the United States and Central America by F. E. Gilstrap

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Published by United States Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Mediterranean fruit-fly -- Biological control,
  • Insect pests -- Biological control

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Statementby F.E. Gilstrap, W.G. Hart.
SeriesARS -- 56., Biblioteka Lektira Ars (Sarajevo-Publishing) -- 56.
ContributionsHart, William Gardner., United States. Agricultural Research Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. ;
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17607828M

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The sterile insect technique (SIT) is a method of biological insect control, whereby overwhelming numbers of sterile insects are released into the wild. The released insects are preferably male, as this is more cost-effective and the females may in some situations cause damage by laying eggs in the crop, or, in the case of mosquitoes, taking blood from humans. F. E. Gilstrap has written: 'Biological control of the Mediterranean fruit fly in the United States and Central America' -- subject(s): Biological control, Insect pests, Mediterranean fruit-fly. the Tephritidae (Diptera). For PPQ Programs on Tephritid fruit fly pests such as Medfly, Oriental Fruit Fly, Melon Fly, Peach Fruit Fly, etc., please use the appropriate action plan prepared for these specific pests. These action plans are applicab le only to the Continental United States and its Territories. Susceptibility of Low-Chill Blueberry Cultivars to Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Oriental Fruit Fly, and Melon Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the United States of America. biological control.

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