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Dacus tryoni: Ethylene Dibromide Treatment of Oranges

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The effectiveness of ethylene dibromide (EDB) fumigation on the developmental stages of a fruit fly, Dacus tryoni (Froggatt), in oranges was investigated. The larval stage was the most tolerant to EDB fumigation, with no difference between young and old larvae. An EDB dose schedule based on 24 g/m3 at 20°C killed 266,998 larvae in oranges without a survivor.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 15, 1975

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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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