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Arthropod contamination of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) harvested by machine in Scotland






Journal of Horticultural Science 72(5): 677-685

Arthropod contamination of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) harvested by machine in Scotland

Samples of fruit from machine-harvested red raspberry were examined for insect contaminants. Earwigs (Dermaptera: Forficulidae), aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae), and spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) were the most common contaminants. Earwigs were approximately twice as numerous in a single nocturnal sample than in equivalent daytime samples.


Accession: 002759335

DOI: 10.1080/14620316.1997.11515559



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