Quarantine Disinfestation of 'Hass' Avocados Against Bactrocera Tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae) with a Hot Fungicide Dip Followed by Cold Storage

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'Hass' avocados were infested artificially with immature life stages of Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni syn Dacus tryoni (Froggatt), dipped for 3 min in 500 ppm benomyl at 46°C, allowed to dry, and stored at 1.0 ± 0.2°C. Dose-mortality data from infested fruit held in cold storage for up to 7 d showed that the third instars were the most tolerant to treatment. None of >200,000 third instars infesting 'Hass' avocados survived to pupation after hot fungicide dip and storage at 1°C for 15.63 d.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1994

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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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