Hydrocyanic Acid Gas in the Vacuum Fumigation of Broom Corn Under Winter Conditions

Authors: MCLAINE, L. S.; MONRO, H. A. U.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 32, Number 1, February 1939 , pp. 94-98(5)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

The routine fumigation of broom corn, Holcus sorghum L., as part of the quarantine regulations directed against the European corn borer, Pyrausta nubilalis (Hbn.), is a matter of some importance, as it is believed that the pest first reached North American from Europe in importations of this commodity (Smith 1920). During some seasons considerable quantities of broom corn are imported into North America. In order to comply with market conditions it is often necessary for some of this material to be brought in during the winter months. The problem has arisen as to whether it is possible to use the standard vacuum fumigation procedure during the cold weather.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1939

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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