Florida research shows metalized bed covers can reduce methyl use

Woods, Chuck
March 2006
Southeast Farm Press;3/15/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p42
Trade Publication
The article reports on the use of metalized bed covers for production of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals in Florida. The use of methyl bromide as soil fumigant was banned by the Environmental Protection Agency in relation to the chemical harm of the ozone layer of the earth. With this, Jim Gilreath developed the metalized bed cover to replaced the chemical fumigant. The use of impermeable film and metalized film covers on plant bed reduced the use of fumigant by as much as 50 percent.


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