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Abstract

Effective control of the tse-tse fly, which due to its role in the transmission of the trypanosome parasite is a major vector of disease of man and livestock, could add as much as seven million square kilometres to the land available for agriculture and stockbreeding in intertropical Africa, with a correspondingly major impact on the food supply. The large-scale use of insecticides may however be damaging to the environment and lead to the development of resistance in the flies. The research reported in this volume, presented at a symposium organised by the Commission of the European Communities, particularly concentrates on alternative methods of control. The papers are divided into sections on the safety and efficaciousness of chemical control, on biological, technical and other control methods, on present and future programmes of international and national organisations, and on general aspects of tse-tse fly research.

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Authors: CAVALLORO R JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA
Bibliographic Reference: INTEGRATED TSE-TSE FLY CONTROL: METHODS AND STRATEGIES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CEC INT. SYMP., ISPRA, 4-6 MARCH, 1986. PUBL. 1987, BY: A.A. BALKEMA, ROTTERDAM AND BROOKFIELD (EUR 10530 EN)
Record Number: 1989126010100 / Last updated on: 1989-03-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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