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.R hENE %IBROIDE FUMIr'-.aTIO APFRC,.7ED AS A COMDITICO.' FCR CERTIFICATION
^' CERTAIN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IJNDZR. HAWAIIAN Fp.UIT ANJD VEGETABLE
All- -oats of treatment and. p described post-treatmnt safeguards, other
t. th services of the supervising inspector, shall be borne by the owner
ti ,q onod1tihu, or his representative.
4 i th.e peaoribed teatament is judged from experimental tasti to be
...I....h. t commoditiesa, the Department assumes no responsibility
!* deft a!ki: A a d through or in the course of treatment.
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.. .. . .QUARANTINE NO.-13
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, .. Accordance with 7 CFR 501.23-4 (b) of the regulations supplemental
Iaiian Fruit and Vegetable Quarantine N-o.. 15, ethylene dibromide
p tbon, applied in the following manner, isL hereby designated 's.an
tistrativsiy approved procedure that meets the requirements for the
ticatlov otf'avocado, bell pepper, bitter melon, 'Cavendish banana,
..... papyai pineapple,. sting beans, and Zucchini squash for inter-
ttOV.t.iift 'fom Hawii: '
A: pgroved atmospheric fumigation.--Treatment is to be given in an
hnvwed atmospheric fumigation vault for a period of two hours at a
itl .temperature of 70 F., with a dosage of one-half pound of ethylene
e per 1,000 cubic feet of space, including the load.
s..H nation vaults and equipment must be approved for that purpose by
Sof Entomology and Plant Quarantine. Such vaults must be equipped
'a s-tightf glass window to permit a view inside the chamber while
ton is in progress. The ethylene dibromide must be applied in the
it^tate and heated over an electric hot-plate or other suitable means
**pcixation is completed. The exposure time of two hours shall be
fljtMd from the time vaporization is completed. A circulating fan shall
.st r.fming' in the vault throughout the fumigation period, Commodities
Obe fWlgated must be placed in the vault in open containers.
|ii: t show that there is no detectable difference between untreated
J.pineapple, cucuatber, Zucchini squash, and bitter melon, and these
wp ;iatte fumigated as authorized herein, after a minimum storage of 5
... G ,.at 55j jr FuF4gated avocados, string beans, bell peppers, and
Qdalsh'nbanas show slight though questionable effects, but are con-
M.Ab ,d .9bamnroilly acceptable.
::"|. twaumigations and subsequent handling of the fruits and vegetables
LV i."-under supervision cd a plant quarantine inspector of the Bureau of
1 logy and Plant Quarantine. Fumigated fruits and vegetables must be
teg aird ed against reinfestation during the period prior to shipment in a
Pb Satisfactory to the inspector. Certification of these commodities for
state movement will be based on both the treatment and compliance with
w prescribed post-treatment safeguards.
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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This approval shall be effective April 20, .i51.4
(Sec. 8, 37 Stat. 318, as amene&, 7 U. S. C. 16l
Done at Washington, D. C., this 20th day of. April, 1951.
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Ali V. Q:^:i
Chief,. Bureauof tomolog atia
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