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Radio waves provide hot debugging alternative
June 21, 2007

(Photo: Juming Tang, right, and Galina Mikhaylenko, associate in research, Biological Systems Engineering, review research results.)Radio waves, not environmentally damaging chemicals, may be the new, best, post-harvest process for debugging dried fruits and nuts, according to a team of researchers led by Washington State University professor Juming Tang.        Using radio waves that generate heat to kill the insects hiding in nuts and dried fruits provides a good alterative to methyl bromide, the most common form of post-harvest pest control, according to Tang, a scientist in WSU’s Agricultural Research Center and a fellow in WSU’s IMPACT center. Use of the chemical fumigant methyl bromide, which has been linked … » More …