QUARANTINE TREATMENTS FOR MAJOR MANGO PESTS

J. L. Sharp
Mangoes, Mangifera indica L., imported into the United States must be treated with approved quarantine treatments that disinfest fruits of major pests such as fruit flies and mango weevils. Cold-temperature storage and methyl-bromide fumigation damage the mangoes at exposure times needed to kill the pests. Treatments approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine to disinfest mangoes include hot water, vapor heat, and quick freezing. Alternative quarantine treatments include irradiation and hot air.
Sharp, J. L. (1993). QUARANTINE TREATMENTS FOR MAJOR MANGO PESTS. Acta Hortic. 341, 407-414
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.341.45
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.341.45
Tephritidae, Ceratitis, Anastrepha, Bactrocera, mango weevil, Cryptorhynchus mangiferae

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