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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

Bill Woods

Keywords

Biosecurity, Ceratitis capitata, Insect control, Sterile insect control programs, Western Australia, Broome region (WA), Kimberley region (WA)

First Page Number

19

Last Page Number

23

Abstract

As a first step towards nation-wide eradication of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly), a pilot project was undertaken in Broome using Sterile Insect Technique in an attempt to eradication the Medfly population. The results have been promising, and further investigation of eradication for Western Australia is underway.

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