0630 Pest eradication with Sterile Insect Technique: approach and components of the screwworm eradication program

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 9:00 AM
Room 206, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Robert L. Mangan , Crop Quality and Fruit Insects Research, USDA-ARS, Weslaco, TX
Donald B. Thomas , USDA-ARS, Weslaco, TX
Raquel Courtois , Programa Gusano Barrenador, Tuxla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Javier Rojas , Programa Gusano Barrenador, Tuxla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
This presentation will review the screwworm program as an eradication program. The important components will be reviewed including inspection, quarantine, sterile insect transport and release, and surveillance of sterile insect distribution and target populations. Some comparison with other sterile insect programs, especially fruit flies, will be made. The use of predictive models for analysis of pest population response will be reviewed using age structured matrix models. Recent program data from Jamaica and Columbia as well as historical data from Mexico and Central America will be discussed to illustrate program function

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.40285