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The fumigant is a hazardous substance and is extremely dangerous to human health, as it turns from solid state to gas once the package is opened, spreading the deadly phosphine (PH3) that causes poisoning and death.
Fumigant performance was assessed by measuring residual chemical in the wood as well as by culturing to detect the presence of viable fungi l, 3, 7, 10, and 12 years after treatment.
Under requirements being imposed by EPA, growers who use fumigants will need to establish buffer areas around treated fields to protect neighbors from excessive exposure and develop detailed management plans that include either fumigant monitoring or notifying neighbors of fumigant applications.
Methyl iodide is a soil fumigant used on strawberry, tomato, and pepper crops as well as fruit and nut trees.
Some potato farmers are finding that alternating potatoes with mustard greens works as well as the fumigant, she said.
Keywords: Conyza newii; Plenctranthus marruboides; Compositae; Labiateae; Anopheles gambiae; Fumigant toxicity; Essential oil composition; Perillaldehyde; Perillyl alcohol
The chemical was due to be phased out this year, but the US, European countries and Australia have secured the temporary right to continue using it as a fumigant in 2005-6, because of a lack of commercial alternatives.
Ultimately, VHP was deemed to be the best fumigant for the project for a number of reasons.
Another advantage of using methyl, bromide fumigant is that it will not damage equipment, furnishings, or sensitive materials.
The aim was to look at potential pest control measures open to the food industry as the deadline for the proposed ban on the extensively used fumigant, methyl bromide, gets nearer.
A search of the field where the disturbances took place, revealed spent greenhouse fumigant pellets.
It's a gas used as a fumigant in preparation of fields for crops such as strawberries, tomatoes, and tobacco.