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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND PHYSICAL CONTROL AS ALTERNATIVES FOR STORED PRODUCT AND QUARANTINE PESTS OF FRESH/DRIED FRUITS AND NUTS Title: Pest control in postharvest nuts

Author
item Johnson, Judy

Submitted to: Improving the safety and quality of nuts
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 24, 2012
Publication Date: October 28, 2013
Citation: Johnson, J.A. 2013. Pest control in postharvest nuts. In: Harris, L.J., editor. Improving the safety and quality of nuts. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited. p. 56-87.

Technical Abstract: This chapter discusses the impact of insect infestations on the quality of postharvest nuts. The chapter first reviews the biology of key field pests that may be found in harvested nuts, and pests found in nut storage and processing facilities. The chapter then reviews current and developing control strategies, including sanitation, cultural orchard controls, mating disruption, monitoring methods, whole-facility treatments, non-chemical disinfestation treatments, and chemical fumigation.

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