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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Quarantine and Post-harvest Pests

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Influence of cold storage prior to and after ripening on quality factors and sensory attributes of ‘Hass’ avocados - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arpaia, M., Collin, S., Sievert, J., Obenland, D.M. 2015. Influence of cold storage prior to and after ripening on quality factors and sensory attributes of ‘Hass’ avocados. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 110:149-157.

Effect of piperonyl butoxide on the toxicity of four classes of insecticides to navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella)(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Demkovich, M., Dana, C.E., Siegel, J.P., Berenbaum, M.R. 2015. Effect of piperonyl butoxide on the toxicity of four classes of insecticides to navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella)(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(6):2753-2760.

Optimizing postharvest methyl bromide treatments to control spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, in sweet cherries from Western USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walse, S.S., Jimenez, L.R., Hall IV, W.A., Tebbets, J.S., Obenland, D.M. 2016. Optimizing postharvest methyl bromide treatments to control spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, in sweet cherries from Western USA. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 19(1):223-232.

Mechanism of resistance acquisition and potential associated fitness costs in navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella) exposed to pyrethroid insecticides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Demkovich, M., Siegel, J.P., Higbee, B.S., Berenbaum, M.R. 2015. Mechanism of resistance acquisition and potential associated fitness costs in navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella) exposed to pyrethroid insecticides. Environmental Entomology. 44(3):855-863.

Activated carbons from end-products of tree nut and tree fruit production as sorbents for removing methyl bromide in ventilation effluent from postharvest chamber fumigation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hall IV, W.A., Bellamy, D.E., Walse, S.S. 2015. Activated carbons from end-products of tree nut and tree fruit production as sorbents for removing methyl bromide in ventilation effluent from postharvest chamber fumigation. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 63(12):3094-3103.

Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) mortality in export bale compressors and response to a hydrogen phosphide and carbon dioxide gas mixture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yokoyama, V.Y., Cambron, S.E., Muhareb, J. 2015. Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) mortality in export bale compressors and response to a hydrogen phosphide and carbon dioxide gas mixture. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(1):100-106. doi: 10.1093/jee/tou032.

Egg morphology and chorionic ultrastructure of key stored product insect pests of the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gautam, S., Opit, G., Margosan, D.A., Hoffmann, D., Tebbets, J.S., Walse, S.S. 2014. Egg morphology and chorionic ultrastructure of key stored product insect pests of the United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108(1):43-56.

Gas chromatography column as an ambient-temperature volatile trap - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuenen, L.P., Hicks, M.N. 2015. Gas chromatography column as an ambient-temperature volatile trap. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 154:35–44.

Postharvest treatment research at USDA-ARS: stored product fumigation - (Abstract Only)

Demonstration and characterization of a persistent pheromone lure for the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S., Larsen, T.E. 2014. Demonstration and characterization of a persistent pheromone lure for the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Insects. 5(3):596-608.

Methyl bromide release from activated carbon and the soil/water/carbon interface - (Abstract Only)
Hall Iv, W.A., Walse, S.S. 2014. Methyl bromide release from activated carbon and the soil/water/carbon interface. 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Paper No. 151.

Multiple quarantine treatment using bale compression and a three day fumigation to control Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in exported hay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yokoyama, V.Y. 2014. Multiple quarantine treatment using bale compression and a three day fumigation to control Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in exported hay. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107:981-986.

Quantifying residues from postharvest fumigation of almonds and walnuts with propylene oxide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jimenez, L.R., Hall IV, W.A., Rodriguez, M.S., Cooper, W.J., Muhareb, J., Jones, T., Walse, S.S. 2015. Quantifying residues from postharvest fumigation of almonds and walnuts with propylene oxide. Journal of AOAC International. 98(5):1423-1427.

Pyrethroid tolerance of navel orangeworm after dietary exposure to almond phytochemicals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Spread of Aspergillus flavus by navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella) on almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palumbo, J.D., Mahoney, N.E., Light, D.M., Siegel, J.P., Ryan, P., Themis, M. 2014. Spread of Aspergillus flavus by navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella) on almonds. Plant Disease. 98(9):1194-1199.

Egg morphology of key stored-product insect pests of U.S.A. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gautam, S., Opit, G., Margosan, D.A., Tebbets, J.S., Walse, S.S. 2014. Egg morphology of key stored-product insect pests of U.S.A. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 107(1):1-10.

The influence of post-veraison foliar potassium applications on table grape quality - (Abstract Only)
Zhu, S., Obenland, D.M., Van Zyl, S., Gabler, F., Smilanick, J.L. 2013. The influence of post-veraison foliar potassium applications on table grape quality. American Society of Horticulture Science Annual Meeting, July 22-25, 2013, Palm Desert, California. p. 122.

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