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Computer vision is used for boosting pest control efficacy via sterile insect technique

Publicado em 22 fevereiro 2020
By means of an imaging analysis system made available by FAPESP, a Brazilian research group succeeds at facilitating the selection of sterilized male specimens reared to combat a South American fruit fly known as a pest of apple and peach orchards One of the strategies used for biological control of the South American fruit fly Anastrepha fraterculus is sterilization of males by X-ray or gamma-ray irradiation. The aim of the procedure is to bring about a decrease in the wild population of [...]