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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF INSECT PESTS IN STORED GRAIN AND IN PROCESSED GRAIN PRODUCTS Title: Insect Pest Management in Postharvest Ecosystems in the United States of America

item Arthur, Franklin
item Johnson, Judy
item Neven, Lisa
item Hallman, Guy
item Follett, Peter

Submitted to: Outlooks on Pest Management
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: September 17, 2009
Publication Date: December 15, 2009
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Citation: Arthur, F.H., Johnson, J.A., Neven, L.G., Hallman, G.J., Follett, P.A. 2009. Insect Pest Management in Postharvest Ecosystems in the United States of America. Outlooks on Pest Management. 20: 279-284.

Technical Abstract: Postharvest entomology can involve grain and grain-based commodities, tree fruits and nuts, citrus fruits, pome fruits, and vegetables. The insect pests and associated control strategies can vary depending on the specific host commodity, and the quarantine aspects associated with export of fresh fruit often places restrictions on the allowable treatments. The costs of infestation, insect detection, and management and control of insects in postharvest commodities can range into the millions of dollars because of the unique importance of postharvest commodities to the agricultural economy of the USA.

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