FF-IPM consortium representatives had the honour to participate to the 11th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance (ISFFEI, 13-18/11/2022) in Sydney, Australia, Macquarie University.
The Symposium hosted scientists, researchers, and those involved in plant protection agencies and phytosanitary operational programs who had the chance to share their valuable knowledge, technologies and experiences. The symposium was conducted in a hybrid format with face-to-face and virtual attendance.
FF-IPM consortium representative were among the key speakers of the Symposium that covered a broad spectrum of fruit fly topics such as:
- Nikos Papadopoulos, a Professor of Applied Entomology at the University of Thessaly in Greece, presented on ‘A holistic approach to address invasive fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Europe: the FF-IPM project’.
- Marc DeMeyer, an Entomologist at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, based in Belgium, presented ‘Taxonomy and Morphology’.
- Rui Cardoso Pereira, Entomologist at the joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, presented on ‘Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Can Facilitate Safe Trade’.
- Darren Kriticos, Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO, working in Health & Biosecurity and Agriculture Business Units, and is an Honorary Professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland that presented A forecasting system for fruit fly biosecurity and pest management.
- David Nestel, senior scientist in the ARO of Israel presented Smart-Traps for Fruit Flies: Their Integration into Pest Management and Biosecurity.
FF-IPM project was proud to be part of this major event with more that 10 posters. It was an amazing chance for the FF-IPM project to be present at this brilliant event and exchange expertise on various topics with the eminent speakers and audience.
Find the programme of the symposium here