Emission and soil distribution of fumigants in forest tree nurseries

  • Author(s): Wang, Dong; Juzwik, Jennifer; Fraedrich, Stephen;
  • Date: 2005
  • Station ID: Miscellaneous Publication-SRS-


Production of tree seedlings in the majority of forest nurseries in the USA has relied on soil fumigation with methyl bromide (MeBr) to control soil-borne plant pathogens, weeds, parasitic nematodes and insects. Since the announcement of the scheduled MeBr phase-out, a number of nurseries throughout the United States have participated in research programs on MeBr alternatives including methyl isothiocyanate (MITC) and chloropicrin (CP). However, a majority of the research on alternatives to MeBr in forest tree nurseries has focused on pest control efficacy. There is rarely any information in the literature on the environmental fate, emission, and soil distribution patterns of these potential alternative fumigants when applied in forest tree nurseries.

  • Citation: Wang, Dong; Juzwik, Jennifer; Fraedrich, Stephen 2005. Emission and soil distribution of fumigants in forest tree nurseries. In: 2005 Annual International Research Conference On Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions: 42-1 - 42-4

Requesting Publications

You can order print copies of our publications through our publication ordering system. Make a note of the publication you wish to request, and visit our Publication Order Site.

Publication Notes

  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unuseable.
  • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.