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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Practical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Use As Quarantine and Pre-Shipment Treatments in North America

Authors
item Fields, P - AGRI-FOOD CANADA
item Neven, Lisa
item Johnson, Judy

Submitted to: International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 13, 2004
Publication Date: September 28, 2004
Citation: Fields, P.G., Neven, L.G., Johnson, J.A. 2004. Practical alternatives to methyl bromide for use as quarantine and pre-shipment treatments in north america. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions. September 27-30, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal. p 119-122, in (Eds) Batchelor, T. and Alfarroba.

Interpretive Summary: We present recent advances in quarantine and pre-shipment alternatives: phosphine and methyl bromide recapture for empty ship holds; radio frequency heating in walnuts; low oxygen followed by low oxygen, cold or virus treatment to disinfest dried fruits and nuts; controlled atmosphere temperature treatment system (CATTS) for fresh fruit.

Technical Abstract: We present recent advances in quarantine and pre-shipment alternatives: phosphine and methyl bromide recapture for empty ship holds; radio frequency heating in walnuts; low oxygen followed by low oxygen, cold or virus treatment to disinfest dried fruits and nuts; controlled atmosphere temperature treatment system (CATTS) for fresh fruit.

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