RDST-Sterile Insect Technique

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Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)


SIT is an environmentally-friendly pest management solution where the population of insects is controlled by releasing sterile males in a targeted area and protecting the area against invasion or re-invasion.

For over 70 years, SIT has been successfully applied in over 6 continents. The first successful use of SIT was to control screwworm on the Island of Curacao.

SIT has also successfully eradicated fruit fly in Port Augusta by releasing sterile flies to break the life cycle.

Government of South Australia article dated 12 Dec 2021
 
 
 
 
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Rad Source creates and manufactures cost-efficient and safe x-ray irradiation instruments specifically designed for SIT, reducing the burden of pests and vector-borne diseases throughout the world.
   
   
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