Acetaldehyde Toxicity to the Green Peach Aphid on Harvested Head Lettuce in High Carbon Dioxide or Low Oxygen Atmospheres
Authors: Hartsell, Preston L.; Aharoni, Yair; Stewart, Joseph K.; Young, David K.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 72, Number 6, December 1979 , pp. 904-905(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Fumigation for 4 h with acetaldehyde (Aa) vapor in an atmosphere containing 25-35% carbon dioxide (C02) increased the mortality of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) ca. 3-fold as compared with Aa fumigation alone. All aphids were killed by treatment with 1% Aa in 50-60% CO2 or 1.5% Aa in 35% CO2 as compared to 32 and 92% mortality, respectively, in treatments without CO2, Fumigation with Aa vapor in a low oxygen (1-2%) atmosphere did not increase the mortality rate of the aphids.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1979-12-01
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