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A nuclear technique has successfully reduced the tsetse fly population in Senegal without harming other insects, an eight-year study has found. The study was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), together with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an insect birth control method that uses radiation to sterilise male flies.
- Source: World Nuclear News
- Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
- Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Radiation-used-to-control-tsetse-fly-numbers-in-Se