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Fruit Flies pp 425-438 | Cite as

Medfly Program in Guatemala and Mexico: Current Situation

  • F. Linares
  • R. Valenzuela
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Abstract

The detection of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata Wied.) in Guatemala in 1975, promoted the formation of the Mexico-Guatemala Moscamed Commission for the prevention, control and eradication of this pest from the Guatemalan territory. In 1977, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) joined the Commission and through bilateral agreements the Medfly Program was created.

Keywords

Sodium Benzoate Sterile Insect Technique Free Area Infested Area Torula Yeast 
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  • F. Linares
  • R. Valenzuela

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