|Title||Forest nurseries face critical choices with the loss of methyl bromide fumigation|
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|Abstract||Forest nurseries in the western United States have relied for decades on methyl bromide to control soilborne pests. Numerous studies have investigated alternative fumigants, alternative application methods and nonfumigant approaches for their ability to reduce soilborne pest populations and produce quality, disease-free seedlings. We review the recent studies and identify where research is needed to assist the industry's transition away from methyl bromide. For the immediate, foreseeable future, an integrated approach combining nonfumigant and fumigant methods will provide the best strategy. Nevertheless, the industry may need to transition completely to container production if fumigant regulations become more restrictive.|
Weiland, Jerry E. : J.E. Weiland is Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit
Littke, Will R. : W. Littke is Research Nursery Pathologist, Weyerhaeuser Forestry R&D
Haase, Diane L. : D. Haase is Western Nursery Specialist, USDA Forest Service.
|Publication Date||Jul 1, 2013|
|Date Added||Aug 28, 2013|
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Integrated pest management approaches can help compensate for the loss of methyl bromide, but converting to container production may be the best option.