UF/IFAS researchers demonstrate improved appeal of sterile flies that save crops

University of Florida has discovered a way to save food crops and millions of dollars in infestations. Daniel Hahn, associate professor of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and Giancarlo López-Martínez, assistant professor at New Mexico State University having been working on this research together. They found that a low-oxygen treatment versus SIT, sterile insect technique which uses pesticides, is more cost effective and has higher performance.

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