Aerial release
This specially equipped aircraft is loaded with a shipment of 7 million of flies that will be spread over the Arava valley between Israel and Jordan. The plane dives low to disperse the sterile males above the villages, kibbutzim and cultures - all of which are potential hot spots for Medfly infestation. Air release is effective but relatively expensive. Small planes criss-cross precisely the target area, with the help of GPS, and the flies are released from the plane by a computer-controlled device.
AIEA and Biofly/Ilan Misrahi