Bulk Fumigation of Apples with Ethylene Dibromide Under Plastic Tarpaulins for Apple Maggot1
Author: SANFORD, K. H.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 55, Number 5, October 1962 , pp. 659-661(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Washington Red Gravenstein and McIntosh Red apples were fumigated in bulk lots under plastic tarpaulins with ethylene dibromide at the rate of 6 ounces per 1,000 cubic feet for 2 hours at temperatures near 55. All larvae of the apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella(Walsh)) were killed in the infested apples included in four of the five tests. One larva survived the 1961 test. No external or internal injury to the fruit was obtained. This procedure at temperatures above 60. is suggested ns a substitute for the 6-week low-temperature treatment now required to insure apples free from live maggots, to meet the regulations of importing countries having a zero tolerance on apple maggot.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1962
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