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News May 2, 2021

An interview of Dr Peter Follett, a researcher at the USDA-ARS, Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hawaii has been published by the website International Innovation. Peter is an entomologist, one of the pioneers of phytosanitary irradiation, and the author of...

News April 5, 2021

The Fifteenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).) was held in virtual mode on 16, 18 March and 1 April 2021. The CPM adopted three new irradiation treatments: - PT 33 (Irradiation treatment for Bactrocera dorsalis) (2017-015) as...

News April 5, 2021

Effective April 1, 2021, all consignments of fresh plums (Prunus domestica) from Chile for export to the United States must be treated either by irradiation with a minimum absorbed dose of 400 Gy upon arrival in the United States or fumigation with methyl bromide in...