Submitted to: Outlooks on Pest Management
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/17/2009
Publication Date: 12/15/2009
Citation: Arthur, F.H., Johnson, J.A., Neven, L.G., Hallman, G.J., Follett, P.A. 2009. Insect Pest Management in Postharvest Ecosystems in the United States of America. Outlooks on Pest Management. 20: 279-284.
Technical Abstract: Postharvest entomology can involve grain and grain-based commodities, tree fruits and nuts, citrus fruits, pome fruits, and vegetables. The insect pests and associated control strategies can vary depending on the specific host commodity, and the quarantine aspects associated with export of fresh fruit often places restrictions on the allowable treatments. The costs of infestation, insect detection, and management and control of insects in postharvest commodities can range into the millions of dollars because of the unique importance of postharvest commodities to the agricultural economy of the USA.