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Control of stored product pests by ionizing radiation

Abstract

Food irradiation for prevention of food-borne illness and disinfestation of commodities of pests is increasing in a number of countries. The goal of this review is to analyze the literature and current use of irradiation to control stored product pests and suggest research to optimize its potential. Doses to prevent reproduction of stored product pests range from 0.05 kGy for Tenebrio molitor L. to 0.45 kGy for Sitotroga cereallela (Olivier). Small but increasing amounts of grains and pulses are being irradiated in the world today especially in Asia. At least 33 countries permit irradiation of some stored products with 14 countries permitting it for all stored products. Ways in which stored product irradiation research and application may influence other uses of irradiation technology are also discussed. Deactivation of weed seeds might be an area of stored product phytosanitation where irradiation would have an advantage over other measures. (author)
Authors:
Hallman, Guy J [1] 
  1. United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Weslaco, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Jan 15, 2013
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-XA-13R0012
Resource Relation:
Other Information: The full paper was published in: Journal of Stored Products Research (2013) 52: 36-41; Related Information: In: Insect Pest Control Newsletter, No. 80, January 2013| 44 p.
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; FOOD; FOOD PROCESSING; IONIZING RADIATIONS; PEST CONTROL; RADIATION DOSES; RADICIDATION; RADIODISINFESTATION; RADIOPRESERVATION; RADIOSTERILIZATION
OSTI ID:
22072852
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Vienna (Austria); FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-274X; TRN: XA13R0015032593
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Newsletters/IPC-NL-80.pdf; Web sites: http://www-naweb.iaea.org/nafa/ipc/index.html; http://www.fao.org/ag/portal/age-index.html
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 33
Announcement Date:
Mar 14, 2013

Citation Formats

Hallman, Guy J. Control of stored product pests by ionizing radiation. IAEA: N. p., 2013. Web.
Hallman, Guy J. Control of stored product pests by ionizing radiation. IAEA.
Hallman, Guy J. 2013. "Control of stored product pests by ionizing radiation." IAEA.
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abstractNote = {Food irradiation for prevention of food-borne illness and disinfestation of commodities of pests is increasing in a number of countries. The goal of this review is to analyze the literature and current use of irradiation to control stored product pests and suggest research to optimize its potential. Doses to prevent reproduction of stored product pests range from 0.05 kGy for Tenebrio molitor L. to 0.45 kGy for Sitotroga cereallela (Olivier). Small but increasing amounts of grains and pulses are being irradiated in the world today especially in Asia. At least 33 countries permit irradiation of some stored products with 14 countries permitting it for all stored products. Ways in which stored product irradiation research and application may influence other uses of irradiation technology are also discussed. Deactivation of weed seeds might be an area of stored product phytosanitation where irradiation would have an advantage over other measures. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2013}
month = {Jan}
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