Development of a predictive management tool for Orange River blackfly outbreak.
This document describes the development and testing of the current probabilistic blackfly outbreak model, by including water temperature and turbidity data, in Orange River, South Africa. Climate change scenario is analysed to assist future management planning. A framework to monitor blackfly larval densities and a blackfly control programme (based on aerial application of larvicides) auditing system using a mobile phone application are provided. Capacity building among staff of the blackfly control programme is described.