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A Novel Method for Producing Non-GMO Sterile Insects (SIT)

Heifetz Yael, HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Entomology

Category

Agriculture   

Keywords

Pest Control, SIT

Our Innovation

A novel method to produce non-GMO sterile insects (without the use of radiation).

The method of sterility is not expected to affect fitness. This feature is of importance in pest control applications such as SIT that are based on the competitiveness of the sterilized males.

In addition, this method facilitate the task of designing a cost-effective insect mass-rearing facilities.

Advantages

  • Improved economic and biological efficacy of SIT systems.
  • Efficiently and economically controlling pest populations while avoiding the use of harmful pesticides

Contact for more information:

Amichai Baron
VP, Head of Business Development, Agritech & Envir
+972-8-9489263
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