Ionizing radiation quarantine treatments against tephritid fruit flies

@inproceedings{Hallman1999IonizingRQ,
  title={Ionizing radiation quarantine treatments against tephritid fruit flies},
  author={Guy J. Hallman},
  year={1999}
}
Abstract Fruit flies of the family Tephritidae are considered the most important insect pest risk carried by exported fruits worldwide. Fruits suspected of harboring fruit fly eggs and larvae must be treated to control virtually 100% of any tephritids present. Irradiation is unique among quarantine treatments in that it is the only treatment used which does not cause acute mortality; instead, insects are prevented from maturing or are sterilized. Tephritids have been the most studied group of… CONTINUE READING

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