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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Current Research-Low Temperature
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Low temperatures may be used both to protect and to disinfest product.  We are developing low temperature treatment schedules for dried fruit and nut pests, and have demonstrated the utility of low temperature as a protective measure for clean product.

 

Low temperature treatment chambers

 

Publications

Pdf versions of publications may be downloaded by following the links.  For publications with no links, copies may be obtained by email request to:  jjohnson@fresno.ars.usda.gov

Johnson, J. A.  Survival of Indianmeal moth and navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) at low temperatures.  J. Econ. Entomol.  100: 1482-1488.  2007

Johnson, J. A., and Valero, K. A.  Use of commercial freezers to control cowpea weevil, Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), in organic garbanzo beans.  J. Econ. Entomol.  96: 1952-1957.  2003.

Johnson. J. A., Valero, K. A.   Survival of Indianmeal moth and navel orangeworm at low temperatures.  Ann. Intl. Res. Confr. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions.  pp. 70.1-3.  San Diego, CA.  Nov.  2003. 

Johnson, J. A., Vail, P. V., Brandl, D. G., Tebbets, J. S., and. Valero, K. A.  Integration of nonchemical treatments for control of postharvest pyralid moths (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in almonds and raisins.  J. Econ. Entomol.  95: 190-199.  2002.

Johnson, J. A., Vail, P. V., Brandl, D. G., Tebbets, J. S., and Valero, K. A.  Combining controlled atmosphere disinfestation with non-chemical protective treatments in an integrated pest management approach to insect control in postharvest dried fruits and nuts.  Proc. Intl. Confr. Controlled Atmosphere and Fumigation in Stored Products, Fresno, CA, Nov., 2000.  2001. 

Johnson, J. A., and Valero, K. A.  Control of cowpea weevil, Callosobruchus maculatus, using freezing temperatures. Ann. Intl. Res. Confr. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions.  p. 90.1-4.  Orlando, FL.  Nov.  2000. 

Johnson, J. A., and Valero. K. A.  Response of navel orangeworm and Indianmeal moth eggs to low temperature storage.  Ann. Intl. Res. Confr. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions.  p. 65.1-2.  San Diego, CA.,  Nov.  1999. 

Johnson, J. A., Vail, P. V., Soderstrom, E. L., Curtis, C. E., Brandl, D. G., Tebbets, J. S., and. Valero, K. A.  Integration of nonchemical, postharvest treatments for control of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Indianmeal moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in walnuts.  J. Econ. Entomol.  91: 1437 1444.  1998.

Johnson, J. A., Valero, K. A., and Hannel, M. M. Effect of low temperature storage on survival and reproduction of Indianmeal moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).  Crop Pro. 16: 519 523.  1997.

Johnson, J. A., Valero, K. A., and Hannel, M. M.  Effect of low temperature storage on survival and reproduction of Indianmeal moth.  Ann. Intl. Res. Confr. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions.  pp. 89.1-4.  San Diego, CA.  Nov.  1997. 

Johnson, J. A., Vail, P. V., Curtis, C. E., Soderstrom, E. L., Brandl. D. G., Tebbets, J. S., and Valero. K. V.,  Integrated pest management of postharvest insect pests of walnuts.  Ann. Intl. Res. Confr. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions.  pp. 80.1-4.  Orlando, FL., Nov.  1996. 

Johnson, J. A., Wofford, P. L., and Gill, R. F.  Developmental thresholds and degree-day accumulations of Indianmeal moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on dried fruits and nuts.  J. Econ. Entomol. 88 734 742.  1995.

Johnson, J. A., Brandl. D. G., Curtis, C. E., Soderstrom, E. L., Tebbets, J. S., Valero. K. V., and Vail, P. V.  Integrated pest management of postharvest insect pests of walnuts.  Ann. Intl. Res. Confr. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions.  pp. 91.1-4.  San Diego, CA., Nov.  1995. 

Johnson, J. A., Soderstrom, E. L., Curtis, C. E. and Vail, P. V.  Integration of alternative treatments for control of postharvest insect pests of walnuts.  Ann. Intl. Res. Confr. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions.  pp. 91.1-4.  Orlando, FL., Nov.  1994.

Johnson, J. A., and Wofford, P. L.  Effects of age on response of eggs of Indianmeal moth and navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to subfreezing temperatures.  J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 202 205. 1991.

 


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