The Sterile Insect Technique: Achievements and Challenges for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room 206, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Rui Pereira
Kenneth A. Bloem
Marc J.B. Vreysen
7:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
7:05 AM
Recent advances on Tephritid fruit fly research and development for improved Sterile Insect Technique application
Rui Pereira, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture; Andrew Parker, Joint FAO/IAEA Division; Andrew Jessup, Joint FAO/IAEA Division; Jorge Hendrichs, Joint FAO/IAEA Division; Peter E. A. Teal, USDA - ARS; Boaz Yuval, Department of Entomology, Hebrew University; Pablo Liedo, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur; Todd Shelly, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST
7:25 AM
The use of SIT to prevent exotic fruit fly establishment in the United States
Kevin Hoffman, California Department of Food and Agriculture; David Dean, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Edward Gersabeck, USDA
7:45 AM
The medfly program in Guatemala and Mexico–multiple uses of the Sterile Insect Technique in a successful area wide control program
Terry McGovern, USDA-APHIS-IS; Estuardo Lira, USDA-APHIS-IS; Pedro Rendon, USDA - APHIS
8:05 AM
The Sterile Insect Technique as a component of area-wide integrated pest management against selected tsetse fly populations in Africa: past successes and future prospects
Marc J.B. Vreysen, International Atomic Energy Agency; Udo Feldmann, International Atomic Energy Agency; Andrew Parker, International Atomic Energy Agency
8:45 AM
9:00 AM
Pest eradication with Sterile Insect Technique: approach and components of the screwworm eradication program
Robert L. Mangan, USDA-ARS; Donald B. Thomas, USDA-ARS; Raquel Courtois, Programa Gusano Barrenador; Javier Rojas, Programa Gusano Barrenador
9:20 AM
Application of the Sterile Insect Technique as part of the eradication program against the cactus moth (Cactoblastis cactorum Berg.) in Mexico
Rebeca Gutierrez-Moreno, Dirección General de Sanidad Vegetal, SENASICA-SAGARPA; Héctor Sánchez-Anguiano, Dirección General de Sanidad Vegetal, SENASICA-SAGARPA
9:40 AM
The role of the Sterile Insect Technique for eradication of pink bollworm in North America: achievements and remaining challenges
Gregory Simmons, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T; Colothdian Tate, USDA-APHIS-PPQ; Maria Sims, USDA-APHIS-PPQ
10:00 AM
Fast-tracking sex to gain control: development of SIT as a tool against light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker)
Kenneth A. Bloem, Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; Gregory Simmons, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T
10:20 AM
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