Submitted to: Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Research Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/29/2003
Publication Date: 11/3/2003
Citation: Neven, L.G., Obenland, D.M., Drake, S.R., Hallman, G.J. 2003. Organic quarantine treatments for pome and stone fruits. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Research Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA. 2 pages. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Combination heat with controlled atmospheres (CATTS) has been used to develop organic quarantine treatments against various insect pests which may infest U.S. produced apples, pears, sweet cherries, peaches and nectarines. These treatments provide control of the pests while maintaining commodity quality. Efficacy tests against codling moth and western cherry fruit fly in sweet cherries have been completed. Efficacy tests against Oriental fruit moth in peaches and nectarines have also been completed. Confirmation tests against codling moth in peaches and nectarines are in progress and expect to be completed by November 2003. Efficacy tests against codling moth and Oriental fruit moth in apples and pears will be completed this season. The first commercial CATTS unit has been constructed and installed in George, WA and will be used this season to treat fruit to prevent storage scald and maintain fruit firmness during cold storage. CATTS technology has progressed from limited laboratory testing to commercial application.