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Atmospheric emissions of methyl isothiocyanate and chloropicrin following soil fumigation and surface containment treatment in bare-root forest nurseriesAuthor(s): D. Wang; J. Juzwik; S.W. Fraedrich; K. Spokas; Y. Zhang; W.C. Koskinen
Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 35: 1202-1212.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionMethylisothiocyanate (MITC) and chloropicrin (CP) are alternatives to methyl bromide for soil fumigation. However, surface transport of MITC emission has been cited as the cause for seedling damage in adjacent fields at several bare-root forest-tree nurseries. Field experiments were conducted at nurseries to measure air emissions of MITC and CP after fumigation. Discusses and compares surface containment treatments that can be used by nursery managers to reduce risk of MITC emissions that could cause damage to nearby seedling crops or harm to humans.
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CitationWang, D.; Juzwik, J.; Fraedrich, S.W.; Spokas, K.; Zhang, Y.; Koskinen, W.C. 2005. Atmospheric emissions of methyl isothiocyanate and chloropicrin following soil fumigation and surface containment treatment in bare-root forest nurseries. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 35: 1202-1212.
- Atmospheric emissions of methyl isothiocyanate and chloropicrin following soil fumigation and surface containment treatment in bare-root forest nurseries
- Methyl isothiocyanate and chloropicrin concentrations in bareroot forest nursery soils and above soil surface treatments following fumigation
- Emission and soil distribution of fumigants in forest tree nurseries
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