Vapor-Heat against fruit fly: Variable factors affect injury to citrus and avocados in sterilization tests for control of fruit fly insects
AuthorsWalton B. Sinclair
D. L. Lindgren
Authors AffiliationsWalton B. Sinclair is Professor of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside; D. L. Lindgren is Entomologist, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 9(6):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n06p3. June 1955.
Eggs and larvae of fruit flies are destroyed by vapor-heat sterilization but the treated fruit may be injured. The kind and amount of injury depend on the tolerance of the fruit to saturated atmospheres at llOF and 120F for specified lengths of time.
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