Nikos Papadopoulos was invited to present the FF-IPM Project in “Aligning fruit fly IPM to African settings; A workshop on linking research efforts for sustainable area-wide IPM of tephritid fruit flies in Africa” on March 29-31, 2023, in Embu town, Kenya, Africa.
His presentation entitled “A holistic approach in managing emerging and invasive fruit flies in Europe”.
The speaker presented the FF-IPM project, he referred to the different Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools which have been developed, improved, and tested for fruit fly management in the frameworks of the project and gave examples. Then he mentioned the importance of using such tools in OFF-season management in order to prevent or detect early an invasion. In the end, the opportunity of establishing a more efficient preparedness strategy against invasions in fruit producing systems, was discussed.