Continuing difficulty in obtaining and shipping isotopic irradiators has made evaluation of X irradiation as an alternative to gamma radiation more pressing. Work on the evaluation of the RS 2400 X ray irradiator has continued with the manufacturer supplying us with an improved carousel system and new canisters, as well as making some other minor changes. […]
Preliminary data on the level of residual fertility and normal adult eclosion suggest that there are no differences between gamma rays and X rays in each of the three species.
Joint FAO/IAEA Programme Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture., 2009. Irradiation. Insect Pest Control Newsletter 72, 20.