AFI – New process replaces methyl bromide

AFI – New process replaces methyl bromide

A new method for ridding harvested fruits and vegetables of insect pests and microorganisms, without the use of ozone-depleting chemicals like methyl bromide, has been developed by researchers at UC Davis.
Fumigating Postharvested Wildflowers for Export

Fumigating Postharvested Wildflowers for Export

Australian exports of cut flowers were estimated to be worth $A30.1 million in 1995/96 with Australian wildflowers comprising over 90% of exports. However, insect infestations in the flowers and foliage have caused rejections of consignments of flowers by importing countries.
Improved Fumigation for Export Wildfowers

Improved Fumigation for Export Wildfowers

Exports of cut flowers from Australia were estimated to be worth $A30.1 million in 1995/96 with wildflowers comprising over 90% of the total. In 1998/99 the value of exports from Victoria was $A7.6 million a 25% increase from 1997/98. Insect infestations in … Continued