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dc.contributor.author Follett, Peter A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Alontaga, Dorothy en_US
dc.contributor.author Tom, Ron en_US
dc.contributor.author Weinert, Eric D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Tsuda, Dick en_US
dc.contributor.author Kinney, Kealoha en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-15T01:57:16Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-04-15T01:57:16Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Follett PA, Alontaga D, Weinert ED, Tsuda D, Kinney K. 2007. Absence of the quarantine pest Elytroteinus subtruncatus in East Hawaii sweetpotato fields. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 39:33-38. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0073-134X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1226 en_US
dc.description.abstract Hawaii is unable to export its unique varieties of sweetpotatoes without quarantine treatment against four high-risk internal pests: West Indian sweetpotato weevil, Euscepes postfasciatus, sweetpotato vine borer, Omphisa anastomosalis, and ginger weevil (or Fijian ginger weevil), Elytroteinus subtruncatus are federal quarantine pests, and sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus is a quarantine pest for California and much of the southwestern U.S. In 2003, irradiation treatment at a dose of 400 Gy was approved to provide quarantine security for sweetpotatoes exported from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland (Federal Register 2003, 2004). Whereas sweetpotato is a known host for West Indian sweetpotato weevil, sweetpotato vine borer, and sweetpotato weevil, its host status for ginger weevil was uncertain. Our study suggests that commercial sweetpotato is not a pathway for E. subtruncatus and, therefore, sweetpotatoes could be irradiated at 150 Gy for control of these quarantine pests. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Hawaiian Entomological Society en_US
dc.subject Elytroteinus subtruncatus en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Hawaii (island) en_US
dc.subject insect surveys en_US
dc.subject Ipomoea batatas en_US
dc.subject quarantine pests en_US
dc.subject sweet potatoes en_US
dc.title Absence of the quarantine pest Elytroteinus subtruncatus in East Hawaii sweetpotato fields en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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