Permeability to Methyl Bromide of Wrappers Found on Shipments of Imported Plants1,2

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A method of determining the permeability to methyl bromide of wrappers and other materials used to ship imported plants is described. Common brown (kraft), tissue, and glazed papers, and corrugated cardboard were readily penetrated by methyl bromide and could be left intact during quarantine fumigation. Tar, laminated, and wax papers, polyethylene films, masking tape, wall- board, and several other materials had comparatively low permeability. These and parchment-type papers, which ha\'e low to intermediate permeability, should be opened or removed from the commodity as long as present schedules of fumigation arc used.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1968

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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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