Oxitec has developed innovative products to target some of the world’s most damaging agricultural pests.
A pink bollworm strain containing a heritable fluorescent marker has been tested by the USDA for three years in open field and mass-rearing trials. Oxitec strains of pink bollworm, Mediterranean fruit fly, Mexican fruit fly, olive fly and diamondback moth are also in stages of evaluation. Oxitec’s technology could easily be transferred into other Dipteran and Lepidopteran species.
You can find more detail on each of these on their dedicated product pages.