Metam sodium (sodium N-methyldithiocarbamate) is widely used in agriculture as a soil fumigant
, pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide.
and pesticide use have been the focus of many intense debates and discussions, especially in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.
Implementation of Risk Mitigation Measures for Soil Fumigant
Veterinary health products, soil fumigants
, and non-chemical products
The phase out of using this soil fumigant
can be seen as going too slow for some, but others want to wait for the right alternatives.
Increased plant growth following fumigation has been noted in other studies involving soil fumigants
, including dazomet (Altman, 1970; Jenkinson et al., 1972; Bernard and Hornby, 1982).
But international agencies and workers in the valley paint a markedly different picture of the industry: Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and soil fumigants
used in the greenhouses are causing serious health problems for Ecuador's 60,000 rose workers--especially the women and children who sort and package the flowers prior to shipping.
US -- Plant researchers in Idaho and in Canberra, Australia have taken a leaf from old-fashioned crop rotation and found that natural pesticides formed in the roots of brassicas -- cabbage, mustard, canola -- act as natural soil fumigants
when the plants are plowed under.
The company states: "During the balance of 2018, we anticipate strong performance from a number of key components of our business, including seasonally higher sales of soil fumigants
and our cotton defoliant Folex.
have been valuable, economically beneficial tools in protecting crops worldwide.
It was part of a large social science study that is investigating how tighter regulations on soil fumigants
are affecting grower practices and the strawberry industry.
are used to control root diseases, weeds, and nematodes.