Control of Bactrocera minax
In China, field studies were conducted to control Bactrocera minax (EPPO A1 List = Dacus citri) by the sterile male technique. 56.000 and 95.000 sterile males were released in two stages in an orchard containing 4800 ten-year-old citrus trees.
The infestation level of infested fruit was 0.2% and 0.005% in the treated orchard compared to 22.5% and 20-25% in a control orchard.
Wang, H.S.; Zhao, C.D.; Li, H.X.; Lou, H.Z.; Liu, Q.R.; Kang, W.; Hu, J.G.; Zhang, H.Q.; Chu, J.M.; Xia, D.R.; Yang, R.X. (1990) Control of Dacus citri by irradiated male sterile technique.
Acta Agriculturae Nucleatae Sinica 4, 135-138.