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Post-harvest disinfestation of apples of light-brown apple moth epiphyas-postvittana


Terauds, A and Ireson, J and Rapley, PEL and O'Loughlin, JB, Post-harvest disinfestation of apples of light-brown apple moth epiphyas-postvittana, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, 18, (91) pp. 313-317. ISSN 0816-1089 (1977) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/EA9780313


A range of dosages of methyl bromide used according to different chamber and fru:. I+ temperatures, preceded, unaccompanied or followed by cold treatment was found effective in disinfesting apples of the light-brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker), in Tasmania, 1972-1 974. Fumigations were in 1.1 m3 and 14.3 m3 chambers, for 2 or 2+hours, loaded to 40 or 80 per cent of their capacities, and cold storage was for 21 days at 0°C. The disinfestation treatments were tested on apples artificially infested with neonate and fourth instar larvae and on a field line of naturally infested fruit; the onset of fumigation effects on fourth instar larvae in artificial medium was also determined. © 1978 ASEG.

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:44339
Year Published:1977
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2007-05-15
Last Modified:2011-09-23

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