Trojan Female Technique
The Trojan Female Technique (TFT) is a new technology platform being developed for the control of exotic animal and invertebrate pests by causing reductions in pest reproduction.
Description of the project
The project aims to develop a novel and cost-effective technology platform for the specific, persistent, non-lethal and non-GMO control of vertebrate and invertebrate pests. Overall project research aims are (1) proof-of-concept in invertebrates, (2) proof-of-utility in vertebrates, (3) assessment of social acceptability, and (4) pathways to market.
High level planning
This 2-year project is funded by MBIE under there Smart Ideas funding category in 2013.
Project Lead: Landcare Research
All partners list available here: http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/vertebrate-pests/trojan-female/team
The AgriBusiness Group’s role and contact
- Role – Economic analysis, analysis and facilitating pathways to application
- Key contact: Jon Manhire
- More information: TFT project website