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Phytotoxicity of methyl bromide fumigation to a range of apple cultivars


O'Loughlin, JB and Ireson, J, Phytotoxicity of methyl bromide fumigation to a range of apple cultivars, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, 17, (88) pp. 853-859. ISSN 0816-1089 (1977) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/EA9770853


Two trials were conducted to study the phytotoxicity of methyl bromide fumigation to a range of apple cultivars. Crofton was highly susceptible, being injured by all concentration x temperature combinations studied. Democrat was moderately susceptible, being injured by 32, 48 and 64 g m-3. The cultivars Red Delicious, Jonathan and Granny Smith had a relatively low susceptibility as they were injured only slightly by 32 g m-3 methyl bromide at 15¦C. The other cultivars, namely Legana and Golden Delicious, were not injured by any of the dosages. The amount of injury in Croftons and Democrats varied from orchard to orchard. Dosagehemperature combinations considered equivalent for efficacy purposes resulted in different levels of methyl bromide injury on these two cultivars. Spartan was the only cultivar in which any dosages of methyl bromide produced significantly more of the storage disorder internal breakdown than occurred in non-fumigated fruit. © 1977 CSIRO.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
UTAS Author:Ireson, J (Dr John Ireson)
ID Code:44337
Year Published:1977
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2007-05-15
Last Modified:2011-09-23

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