stable fly, sterile male release, control
Sterile stable flies were released weekly a t the SDSU Beef Cattle and Sheep Nutrition Unit at Brookings from July 24 through September during the summer 1986 season t o eliminate wild populations of insects. Flies that were sterilized were marked with a dye so when recaptured by an insect net or a sticky trap they could be differentiated from wild, normal or fertile flies. A trend toward reduced f l y numbers was observed 3 weeks following the first release. A 1:5 ratio of sterile to wild flies was achieved in 6 weeks.
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Easton, Emmert R. and Catangui, Michael A., "The Release of Insects Sterilized by Colbalt 60 to Control a Wild Population of Stable Flies at the SDSU Beef Cattle and Sheep Nutrition Unit in Brookings" (1986). South Dakota Beef Report, 1986. 17.