If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Fumigation with Methyl Bromide Plus Refrigeration to Control Infestations of Fruit Flies in Agricultural Commodities

$28.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


The minimum doses of methyl bromide (administered at the optimum temperature after a period of low-temperature storage), the minimum period of low-temperature storage, and the most effective combination of the 2 treatments were established for quarantine treatment of papayas, Carica papaya L., and avocados, Persea americana Mill., infested with the 3 Hawaiian tephritids, the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann); the oriental fruit fly, Dacus dorsalis Hendel; and the melon fly, D. cucurbitae Coquillett. Equations were used to approximate the separate effects of each of the subtreatments and of the combined treatments. The effective treatments projected about 32 survivors from a million eggs and larvae of the 3 species. Also, residues were determined in papayas and avocados after fumigation with methyl bromide, and tests were made with the minimum treatments to establish tolerance levels for residues in these commodities.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 15, 1971

More about this publication?
  • 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.
  • Editorial Board
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Information for Advertisers
  • Visit this journal's homepage
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more