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MEDFLYMediterranean Fruit Fly
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In addition to medfly, surveillance programs also use male lures to monitor the occurrence of other economically important fruit flies, especially in the genus Bactrocera (Diptera: Tephritidae) (IPRFFSP 2006).
"Narrative analysis for the policy analyst: A case study of the 1980-1982 medfly controversy in California." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 8: 251-73.
All were supplied by Russell Messing at University of Hawaii, where they had been reared on Medfly. Similarly, colonies of P.
These investments yielded considerable benefits and Belize is currently the only country in Central America to be officially recognized as free of Medfly. The quantity and value of papaya exports grew significantly.
Applying the criteria of Technical Guide 288, the severity of damage caused by Medflies to the United States would be "critical" and the probability of this pest occurring and becoming established is "likely," therefore the risk assessment for this pest is "high." There are mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical control measures that can be used to control and eliminate Medflies, however, preventing the Medfly from establishing itself on the mainland would be less expensive than control measures.
Agriculture communications efforts during Florida's medfly infestations of 1997 and 1998.
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): An international team of researchers has engineered the genes of the medfly, which is a serious agricultural pest, to generate offspring that die whilst they are still embryos.
Ninety-five percent of Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) outbreaks in the continental United States since 1929 have occurred in Florida and California.
Japanese scientists visited in February and found the Mediterranean fruit fly, or medfly, was no longer present, said Akiko Takenaka, an official with the Japanese embassy's Technical and Economic Cooperation Office in the DR.
The most successful efforts for removal of females during the rearing process have been made with the mosquito, Anopheles albimanus Wiedemann (Diptera: Culicidae) (4,5), the medfly, Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (1,6), and the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (7).