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Computer vision boosts pest control efficacy

Publicado em 23 fevereiro 2020
Brazilian research group combats apple and peach orchard pest SÃO PAULO, Brazil — 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 these insects. A. fraterculus is a major crop pest in the South Region of Brazil, mainly affecting apple and peach orchards. Sterilization is considered an [...]