TITLE

Florida research shows metalized bed covers can reduce methyl use

AUTHOR(S)
Woods, Chuck
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;3/15/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
20302699

 

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