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Appropriateness of probit-9 in the development of quarantine treatments for timber and timber commodities

Schortemeyer, Marcus; Thomas, Ken; Haack, Robert A; Uzunovic, Adnan; Hoover , Kelli; Simpson, Jack A; Grgurinovic, Cheryl A


Following the increasing international phasing out of methyl bromide for quarantine purposes, the development of alternative treatments for timber pests becomes imperative. The international accreditation of new quarantine treatments requires verification standards that give confidence in the effectiveness of a treatment. Probit-9 mortality is a standard for treatment effectiveness that has its origin in fruit fly research, and has been adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology
DOI: 10.1603/EC10453


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