This volume provides an overview of quarantine treatment for pests of food plants that involve heat, cold, irradiation, fumigants, modified atmospheres, and other techniques alone or in combination. The contributors discuss strategies for eliminating or reducing the need for post-harvest treatment by ensuring that commodities are free of all pests
Table of Contents
Preface -- APHIS -- Predicting the Establishment of Exotic Pests in Relation to Climate -- Statistical Methods for Quarantine Treatment Data Analysis -- Statistical Analyses to Estimate Efficacy of Disinfestation Treatments -- Fumigation -- Pesticide Quarantine Treatments -- Irradiation -- Cold Storage -- Hot Water Immersion -- Heated Air Treatments -- Radio Frequency Heat Treatments -- Controlled Atmospheres -- Commodity Resistance to Infestation by Quarantine Pests -- Pest Free Areas -- Systems Approaches to Achieving Quarantine Security -- Combination and Multiple Treatments -- Quality and Condition Maintenance
Jennifer L. Sharp, Ph.D., is Research Leader, Location Coordinator, and a Research Entomologist at the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 13601 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33158. Guy J. Hallman, Ph.D., is a Research Entomologist at the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 13601 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33158.