Soil Fumigation

Soil fumigants are pesticides that, when applied to soil, form a gas to control pests that live in the soil and can disrupt plant growth and crop production.

Soil fumigants are used on many high value crops and provide benefits to growers in controlling a wide range of pests, including nematodes, fungi, bacteria, insects and weeds. As gases, however, fumigants move from the soil to the air at the application site and may move off-site at concentrations that produce adverse health effects in people from hours to days after application.

Soil Fumigants have demonstrated consistent performance enabling marketable yields that are comparable to methyl bromide treatment at a distinctly lower cost to the grower. These soil fumigation chemicals used in pre-planting treatment for the control of soil borne pests in a wide range of horticultural crops. They are a broad spectrum micro-biocide, even against plant root nematodes, fungi and weeds. It also helps in improving crop quality and yield by enhancing plant vigour.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Soil Sterilization
  • Enables Crop Production
  • Prevents Weed Growth
  • Economical and Safer Alternative to Methyl Bromide

Brand Names

Metam Sodium

Sodium N-methyldithiocarbamate solution (C2H4NNaS2)

CAS No. 137-42-8

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