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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Effects on Insects)

Author
item Neven, Lisa
item Yahida, Elhadi
item Hallman, Guy

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/28/2008
Publication Date: 4/1/2009
Publication URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/33520
Citation: Neven, L.G., Yahida, E., Hallman, G.J. 2009. Effects on Insects. In: Modified and Controlled Atmospheres for the Storage, Transportation, and Packaging of Horticultural Commodities, E.M. Yahia (eds), CRC Press Taylor & Franics Group, Boca Raton-London-New York. pp 233-266.

Interpretive Summary: The effects of controlled and modified atmospheres on insects is reviewed and summarized in this chapter. Traditionally, controlled and modified atmospheres are used to store and preserve fresh fruits and vegetables. The effects on insects and the potential of these treatments are secondary to the original use of these storage procedures. Modified atmosphere treatments cover a wide range of oxygen, carbon dioxide, temperature, and atmospheric pressures. How these parameters can be altered and combined to attain specific levels of insect control are discussed.

Technical Abstract: The effects of controlled and modified atmospheres on insects is reviewed and summarized in this chapter. Traditionally, controlled and modified atmospheres are used to store and preserve fresh fruits and vegetables. The effects on insects and the potential of these treatments are secondary to the original use of these storage procedures. Modified atmosphere treatments cover a wide range of oxygen, carbon dioxide, temperature, and atmospheric pressures. How these parameters can be altered and combined to attain specific levels of insect control are discussed.

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