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NON-CHEMICAL PEST CONTROL IN FRUITS AND NUTS USING ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY

Investigators
Johnson, Eric
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2000
End date
2005
Objective
Develop an economical system using microwaves or radio-frequency heating to disinfest postharvest walnuts of insect pests. Project also will demonstrate the efficacy of the system to processors, and document the effect of the method on product quality.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
5302-43000-031-02R
Accession number
404117
Categories
Sanitation and Quality Standards
Pesticide Residues
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds