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Colombia: ICA firma acuerdo con EE.UU. para la investigación en especies de mosca de la fruta





















25 de septiembre de 2014






El Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) firmó un acuerdo con el Departamento de Agricultura del Estado de Florida (EE.UU) y el Laboratorio de Sistemática Entomológica del Departamento de Agricultura de EE.UU. (USDA), con el fin de desarrollar proyectos de investigación sobre las moscas de la fruta del género Anastrepha y Ceratitis capitata.






El proyecto está enfocado en recolectar los estados inmaduros de estas especies tanto en las áreas de producción de frutas como en los bosques naturales de Colombia, y posteriormente realizar estudios moleculares y morfológicos de larvas y adultos que permitan su correcta identificación.





“Además de ampliar los conocimientos de la biología y distribución geográfica de las especies, el convenio pretende que los funcionarios especializados de ambas instituciones conozcan a fondo la morfología de sus estados inmaduros (larvas o gusanos) y así lograr una identificación más oportuna de estas plagas, además de conocer los hospedantes comerciales y silvestres de estas moscas”,
explicó Emilio Arévalo Peñaranda, Director Técnico de Epidemiología y Vigilancia Fitosanitaria del ICA, quien agregó que de esta manera se facilitará el comercio internacional de los productos frutícolas y la toma de acciones oportunas para la erradicación o contención de moscas exóticas o invasivas.






Fuente: Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario – ICA







http://www.portalfruticola.com/2014/09/25/colombia-ica-firma-acuerdo-con-ee-uu-para-la-investigacion-en-especies-de-mosca-de-la-fruta/?pais=unitedstates





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