EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/09

Unsuccessful fumigation treatment against Frankliniella occidentalis

In the USA experiments were carried out to test fumigation as a quarantine treatment against Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 pest) in export cut flowers.
Carnations were wrapped in polyethylene bags which contained 1% chloropyrifos as a fumigant. After 3 days at a refrigeration of +1° C the population of Frankliniella occidentalis was reduced by half. Complete control could not be achieved.


Tjosvold, S.A.; Ali, A.D. (1989) Fumigation of western flower thrips using banana bags (polyethylene-D) during simulated shipment of cut flowers.
Flower and Nursery Report, 1989 summer, 3-4.