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    Author(s): Scott A. Enebak
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: Riley, L. E.; Haase, D. L.; Pinto, J. R., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2010. Proc. RMRS-P-65. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 40-45.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    This article gives a brief history of the importance of methyl bromide in the production of forest seedlings in the southern United States and the timeline for the Montreal Protocol and Clean Air Act to phase out ozone-depleting compounds. In addition, the process, steps, and potential for continued MBr use under the Critical Use Exemption and Quarantine Pre-shipment articles within the treaty are discussed. A summary of the re-registration decisions proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency for the re-registration of all soil fumigants under the Food Quality Protection Act is outlined as well as current status of MBr alternatives available for the production of forest seedlings in the southern United States.

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    Enebak, Scott A. 2011. Update on soil fumigation: MBr alternatives and reregistration decisions. In: Riley, L. E.; Haase, D. L.; Pinto, J. R., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2010. Proc. RMRS-P-65. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 40-45.

    Keywords

    Montreal Protocol, Critical Use Exemption, Quarantine Pre-shipment, Reregistration Decisions

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