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Abstract

Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) produces a low-oxygen (O2) environment that can increase produce shelf life by decreasing product respiration and growth of pathogens. However, low O2 is known to increase insect tolerance to irradiation, and the use of MAP with products treated by irradiation...

Author(s)
Follett, P. A.; Wall, M.; Bailey, W.
Publisher
Entomological Society of America, Lanham, USA
Citation
Journal of Economic Entomology, 2013, 106, 5, pp 2020-2026
Abstract

Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is a quarantine pest of several solanaceous crops and tropical fruits that are treated using irradiation before export from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. A dose of 150 Gy is approved as a generic irradiation treatment for tephritid fruit flies,...

Author(s)
Follett, P. A.; Phillips, T. W.; Armstrong, J. W.; Moy, J. H.
Publisher
Entomological Society of America, Lanham, USA
Citation
Journal of Economic Entomology, 2011, 104, 5, pp 1509-1513