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EPA Registers New Nematicide Alternative to Restricted-Use Soil Fumigants, Including Methyl Bromide

The loss of methyl bromide has brought new challenges for some growers, so I thought I would post this news about a new tool in the toolbox.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is registering a new active ingredient, fluensulfone, a non-fumigant nematicide that provides lower-risk chemical control of nematodes than methyl bromide and other Restricted Use soil fumigants. Under the Montreal Protocol, EPA has phased out methyl bromide because its use depletes the ozone layer.

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