Using IT to prevent fruit fly infestations in food crops
Fruit flies are a major economic concern in agriculture since many species attack food crops, costing millions in lost domestic and export sales. Restrictions on the use of conventional insecticides necessitate the establishment of sustainable solutions for pest control. To this end, the EU-funded FF-IPM project will develop and demonstrate an integrated pest management system based on computer modelling that will detect and predict populations of three devastating species of fruit flies in Europe. It will specifically target off-season populations during the overwintering period to prevent fruit fly proliferation in peak season. The project will provide a model for sustainable pest control and reinforce economic growth in European agriculture.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action
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