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FAO/IAEA international conference on area-wide control of insect pests: Integrating the sterile insect and related nuclear and other techniques. Book of extended synopses

Abstract

The successful implementation of area-wide pest control programmes integrating the use of sterile insects with other control technologies against a number of key veterinary, medical and plant insect pests, such as various fruit flies, moths, screwworms, and tsetse species, clearly demonstrates a peaceful application of nuclear technology. Over the last 40 years, FAO and IAEA have played, and they will continue to play, a critical role in supporting their Member States in the development and application of these environment-friendly pest control methods. The concept of area-wide integrated pest management, in which the total population of a pest in an area or region is targeted, is central to the effective application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) and is increasingly being considered for related genetic, biological and other pest control technologies. Insect movement, occurring sometimes over long distances, is generally underestimated. As a consequence, most conventional pest control can be described as localized, un-coordinated action against segments of a pest population, resulting very often in an unsustainable spiral of insecticide application and eventual resistance. However, an area-wide integrated approach adopts a preventive rather than a reactive tactic, whereby all individuals of the pest population are targeted, requiring fewer inputs and resulting  More>>
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2005
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-CN-131
Resource Relation:
Conference: FAO/IAEA international conference on area-wide control of insect pests: Integrating the sterile insect and related nuclear and other techniques, Vienna (Austria), 9-13 May 2005; Other Information: Refs, figs, tabs; PBD: 2005
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; FAO; IAEA; LEADING ABSTRACT; MEETINGS; PEST CONTROL; STERILE INSECT RELEASE; STERILE MALE TECHNIQUE
OSTI ID:
20617615
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0501344060887
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
386 pages
Announcement Date:
Aug 21, 2005

Citation Formats

None. FAO/IAEA international conference on area-wide control of insect pests: Integrating the sterile insect and related nuclear and other techniques. Book of extended synopses. IAEA: N. p., 2005. Web.
None. FAO/IAEA international conference on area-wide control of insect pests: Integrating the sterile insect and related nuclear and other techniques. Book of extended synopses. IAEA.
None. 2005. "FAO/IAEA international conference on area-wide control of insect pests: Integrating the sterile insect and related nuclear and other techniques. Book of extended synopses." IAEA.
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title = {FAO/IAEA international conference on area-wide control of insect pests: Integrating the sterile insect and related nuclear and other techniques. Book of extended synopses}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {The successful implementation of area-wide pest control programmes integrating the use of sterile insects with other control technologies against a number of key veterinary, medical and plant insect pests, such as various fruit flies, moths, screwworms, and tsetse species, clearly demonstrates a peaceful application of nuclear technology. Over the last 40 years, FAO and IAEA have played, and they will continue to play, a critical role in supporting their Member States in the development and application of these environment-friendly pest control methods. The concept of area-wide integrated pest management, in which the total population of a pest in an area or region is targeted, is central to the effective application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) and is increasingly being considered for related genetic, biological and other pest control technologies. Insect movement, occurring sometimes over long distances, is generally underestimated. As a consequence, most conventional pest control can be described as localized, un-coordinated action against segments of a pest population, resulting very often in an unsustainable spiral of insecticide application and eventual resistance. However, an area-wide integrated approach adopts a preventive rather than a reactive tactic, whereby all individuals of the pest population are targeted, requiring fewer inputs and resulting in more cost effective and sustainable control. In June 1998 FAO and IAEA sponsored the First International Conference on Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and other Techniques in Penang, Malaysia with the participation of almost 300 participants from 63 Member States and 5 international organizations. This Conference greatly increased awareness concerning the area-wide approach for insect pest control programmes. Since then, many new technical innovations have been introduced and a better regulatory framework is being developed for integrating SIT with other control methods. Area-wide insect pest control programmes are logistically complex and managerially intensive, and thus require a broad coalition of stakeholders committed to ensure success. These critical, but largely non-technical issues often determine success or failure of area-wide programmes. This second Conference will address both the technical and managerial components of operational area-wide programmes and will have as its theme the 'Effective Implementation of Operational Area-Wide Programmes'. This document is a book of extended synopses of papers submitted for the conference.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2005}
month = {Jul}
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