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Fumigation of Imported Shelled Peanuts with Methyl Bromide¹

Authors: J. G. Leesch , L. M. Redlinger , C. T. Young , D. R. Sukkestad

  • Fumigation of Imported Shelled Peanuts with Methyl Bromide¹

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    Fumigation of Imported Shelled Peanuts with Methyl Bromide¹

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Abstract

Imported shelled peanuts were fumigated with methyl bromide at temperatures and dosages corresponding to quarantine-type fumigations against khapra beetles, Trogoderma granarium Everts. Samples of fumigated peanuts were analyzed independently by four laboratories for bromide residues and five laboratories conducted organoleptic tests of roasted peanuts. Sorption of methyl bromide during fumigation ranged from 89.3 to 71.4% of the dosage applied at temperatures ranging from 27.6 to 4.4 C, respectively. Bromide residues ranged from 70.2 to 286.3 ppm depending upon dosage - temperature combination and source of analysis. Organoleptic tests by 4 of the laboratories showed no flavor differences between treated and untreated peanuts while 1 laboratory obtained significant flavor differences between a paste made of treated peanuts and a paste made from untreated peanuts.

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Keywords: quarantine, fumigation, peanuts, methyl bromide, quality, residues, volatiles, khapra beetle

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Leesch, J. & Redlinger, L. & Young, C. & Sukkestad, D., (1983) “Fumigation of Imported Shelled Peanuts with Methyl Bromide¹”, Peanut Science 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-10-1-10

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01 Jan 1983

Author Notes

1This paper reports the results of research only. Mention of a pesticide does not constitute a recommendation for use by the USDA nor does it imply registration under FIFRA as amended. Also, mention of a commercial or proprietary product does not constitute an endorsement by the USDA.