EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/44

Methyl bromide fumigation against Liriomyza huidobrensis

Fumigation of plant material with methyl bromide can be used against Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). An EPPO Phytosanitary Procedure had been proposed for chrysanthemum cuttings (EPPO, 1993) as a quarantine treatment to prevent spread of this pest in trade. Experiments have been carried out in United Kingdom on the effectiveness of such treatment against L. huidobrensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). Eggs, larvae and pupae were tested separately. Results obtained were similar to those obtained for L. trifolii and it is concluded that the treatment which is already recommended for L. trifolii (with a concentration time product of 54 mg.l-1h) is equally effective against L. huidobrensis. However, the absence of phytotoxicity should be verified when plants other than chrysanthemum are treated.


EPPO (1993) Quarantine Procedure - Combined methyl bromide fumigation and cold storage treatment of chrysanthemum cuttings.
Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 23(2), 210-211.

Macdonald, O.C.; Mitchell, R.J. (1996) Evaluation of methyl bromide as a fumigant against Liriomyza huidobrensis.
Tests of Agrochemicals and Cultivars, 17. Annals of Applied Biology, 128 (Supplement), 2-3.