Phytosanitary Applications of Irradiation

  title={Phytosanitary Applications of Irradiation},
  author={G. Hallman},
  journal={Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety},
  • G. Hallman
  • Published 2011
  • Business
  • Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
Phytosanitary treatments are used to disinfest agricultural commodities of quarantine pests so that the com- modities can be shipped out of quarantined areas. Ionizing irradiation is a promising phytosanitary treatment that is increasing in use worldwide. Almost 19000 metric tons of sweet potatoes and several fruits plus a small amount of curry leaf are irradiated each year in 6 countries, including the United States, to control a number of plant quarantine pests. Advantages over other… Expand

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