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We were the first in the world to successfully eradicate the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius) using SIT（sterile insect technique） SIT, a pest management method with low environmental impact, is attracting attention worldwide, and the results of this paper are an important cornerstone of the beetle eradication project. It also served as a catalyst for the promotion of sweet potato cultivation on Kumejima Island.
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First in the world to successfully eradicate beetles using SIT
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This page is a summary of: First case of successful eradication of the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius), using the sterile insect technique, PLoS ONE, May 2022, PLOS,
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