Dina Orozco-Dávila, Luis Quintero, Emilio Hernández, Eduardo Solís, Trinidad Artiaga, Refugio Hernández, Carlos Ortega, Pablo Montoya
Abstract:The sterile insect technique (SIT) requires the rearing, sterilization, and release of large numbers of insects to induce sterility within wild pest populations. In 1992, the Mexican government launched a national campaign against economically important fruit fly pests, with the aim of establishing free areas and strengthening fruit exports. To achieve these objectives, the Moscafrut facility began operations in 1993 with the mass rearing of Anastrepha ludens (Loew) (Diptera: Tephritidae: Toxotrypanini) and in…
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