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Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation of red oak logs eradicates the oak wilt fungusAuthor(s): Elmer L. Schmidt; Jennifer Juzwik; Brian Schneider
Source: Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff 55:315-318
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionPreliminary field trials using red oak logs from trees dying from oak wilt disease were successful in eliminating oak wilt fungus from sapwood after fumigation with sulfuryl fluoride for 72 h under tarp. These results support earlier laboratory data on the fungitoxicity of sulfuryl fluoride as a potential replacement for methyl bromide of exported red oak veneer logs. However, not all other microorganisms were completely eradicated from oak sapwood at the treatment levels used in this trial.
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CitationSchmidt, Elmer L.; Juzwik, Jennifer; Schneider, Brian. 1997. Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation of red oak logs eradicates the oak wilt fungus. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff 55:315-318
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