The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is used in Australia to control Queensland fruit flies Bactrocera tryoni. In SIT, millions of flies are produced in a factory rendered sterile by irradiation, and then released into nature. In essence, sex is the 'active ingredient' of SIT - more sexually proficient males men better pest control.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||ASSAB 2006 - Macquarie University, NSW, Australia|
Duration: 20 Apr 2006 → 23 Apr 2006
|City||Macquarie University, NSW, Australia|
|Period||20/04/06 → 23/04/06|
Harmer, A. M. T., Perez-Staples, D., Collins, S., & Taylor, P. (2006). Protein supplements increase sexual performance of male Queensland fruit flies.. 32-32. Abstract from ASSAB 2006, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia, .