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Absence of the quarantine pest Elytroteinus subtruncatus in East Hawaii sweetpotato fields

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dc.contributor.author Follett, Peter A.
dc.contributor.author Alontaga, Dorothy
dc.contributor.author Tom, Ron
dc.contributor.author Weinert, Eric D.
dc.contributor.author Tsuda, Dick
dc.contributor.author Kinney, Kealoha
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-15T01:57:16Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-15T01:57:16Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12
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.
dc.identifier.issn 0073-134X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1226
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.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Hawaiian Entomological Society
dc.subject Elytroteinus subtruncatus
dc.subject Hawaii
dc.subject Hawaii (island)
dc.subject insect surveys
dc.subject Ipomoea batatas
dc.subject quarantine pests
dc.subject sweet potatoes
dc.title Absence of the quarantine pest Elytroteinus subtruncatus in East Hawaii sweetpotato fields
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Volume 39 - December 2007 : Hawaiian Entomological Society


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