May 15, 2023

Early and off-season biological control of medfly with entomopathogenic nematodes: From laboratory experiments to successful field trials

Authors: Apostolos Kapranas, Anna Chronopoulou, Arne Peters, Spyros Antonatos, Ioanna Lytra, Panagiotis Milonas, Dimitrios Papachristos In this study, the FF-IPM team explored the efficacy of commercially […]
May 15, 2023

Evaluation of Trap Devices for Mass Trapping of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) Populations

Authors: Marco Colacci, Pasquale Trematerra and Andrea Sciarretta In this study, the FF-IPM team explored the effectiveness of commercially available trapping devices for the management of […]
January 24, 2023

New scientific publication in the Journal of Advanced Research

Genomes of the cosmopolitan fruit pest Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) reveal its global invasion history and thermal adaptation.
January 23, 2023

Larval nutritional-stress and tolerance to extreme temperatures in the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Diptera: Tephritidae)

In the present study, we address the gap by investigating the effects of larval nutrition on heat and cold tolerance of adult Bactrocera zonata – an invasive, polyphagous […]
January 23, 2023

Publication in Biocontrol, Springer

Ground‑covers affect the activity density of ground‑dwelling predators and their impact on the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.