Quarantine treatment of mangoes against Anastrepha obliqua
The efficiency of a hot-air quarantine treatment for mangoes against Anastrepha obliqua (EPPO A1 pest) was investigated in Texas, US. Mangoes infested by larvae of the pest were subjected to a forced hot air treatment with a running air temperature of 50ø C at a speed of 0,4 m3s-1. The mangoes were heated until the seed surface temperature reached 48ø C. No surviving larvae of the pest were found after this treatment and probit 9 (99,9968% mortality) was achieved. The hot air treatment did not affect quality and appearance of the treated mangoes.
Mangan, R.L.; Ingle, S.J. (1992) Forced hot-air quarantine treatment for mangoes infested with West Indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Journal of Economic Entomology 85, 1859-1864.