EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/10

Quarantine treatment against Bactrocera tryoni

The use of gamma irradiation of sweet cherries against the Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera [Dacus] tryoni has been investigated in New Zealand.
According to the author, laboratory experiments demonstrated that a dose of 75 Gy provided a quarantine security against eggs and larvae of B. tryoni. Third instar larvae showed the highest resistance against the irradiation. The cherry fruits were not affected by the applied dose.


Jessup, A.J. (1990) Gamma irradiation as a quarantine treatment for sweet cherries against Queensland fruit fly.
HortScience 25, 456-458.