Effects of reduced-rate methyl bromide applications under conventional and virtually impermeable plastic film in perennial crop field nurseries.

@article{Hanson2010EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of reduced-rate methyl bromide applications under conventional and virtually impermeable plastic film in perennial crop field nurseries.},
  author={Bradley D. Hanson and James S Gerik and Sally M. Schneider},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2010},
  volume={66 8},
  pages={892-9}
}
BACKGROUND Producers of perennial crop nursery stock in California use preplant soil fumigation to meet state phytosanitary requirements. Although methyl bromide (MB) has been phased out in many agricultural industries, it is still the preferred treatment in the perennial nursery industry and is used under Critical Use Exemptions and Quarantine/Preshipment provisions of the Montreal Protocol. The present research was conducted to evaluate reduced-rate MB applications sealed with conventional… CONTINUE READING