On December the 8th, 2015 took place the Project Results Open Workshop in Volos (Hotel Xenia), in the Hellenic Republic. The Workshop was hosted by UTH, was titled:
'A NEW LOCATION AWARENESS SYSTEM FOR PEST MANAGEMENT: the case of the olive fly, medfly and cherry fruit fly"
and marked the ending of the FruitFlyNet project implementation period.
During the First Day of the Final Consotrium Meeting of the FruitFlyNet, the Beneficiary of the project (AUA) hosted an Open Workshop (Training for Trainers) and a Demo in the project Test Site (OliveFlyNet Scenario).
The Workshop took place in the Conference Hall of the Agricultural University of Athens (09:00 - 13:00), and the demo took place in the FruitFlyNet test site in Koropi, Attiki (13:00 - 15:30). Both were attended by 44 beneficiaries. All participants were highly interested in the OliveFlyNet outputs and results and gave to the project an excellent feedback.
Prof. Christos Athanassiou, Agricultural Assistant of FruitFlyNet project for the research group of the University of Thessaly (UTH), on the event of his business travel in the US, took the time to spread FruitFlyNet project overseas.
The outlines and some of the results of FruitFlyNet were presented during October 2015 at two of the major Research Centers of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research Center in Manhattan, Kansas and the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Services Center, in Parlier California.
After the deployment of the 1st fruit fly Real Time Insect Counting (ReTIC) Traps in commercial melon tunnels in the Arava (Israel) and the deployment of the first e-traps for the cherry fruit in three large commercial orchards in Agia, Thessaly (Hellenic Republic), FruitFlyNet Coordinators and team members gathered in the premises of the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) for the project’s 3rd Consortium Meeting (July 8-9, 2015). The meeting evolved around ongoing and future activities of the project, especially on technical aspects.