A basic overview of how fumigation conditions the soil for planting and optimum plant health.
- 1. Fumigants are injected as liquids into the soil to control harmful insects, nematodes, weeds, bacteria, fungi, and diseases that have invaded a field.
- 2. The fumigant volatizes into gas diffusing through the soil air space, radiating out from the points of injection.
- 3. The treatment significantly reduces the harmful pathogens and rebalances the native beneficial soil microbe population, conditioning it for planting.
- 4. The fumigant decomposes rapidly in the soil; and some fumigants, like Chloropicrin, actually biodegrade into plant nutrients.
- 5. Crop planting takes place in the newly conditioned soil.
- 6. Healthy plants are able to maximize their water and nutrient use and grow to full yield potential with no uptake of fumigant into the plant root or residue on the plant.
Basic Application Methods
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