In agriculture and nursery production. Soil fumigation provides benefits to both the consumer and the grower. Yet the chemical properties that make them so effective in managing difficult-to-control soil pests and diseases require caution and proper handling. Farming chemistry — “plant medicines” — used in soil fumigation are regulated as closely as people medicines. Maybe even more so, since fumigants are also reviewed for their total environmental impact. Douglas Ag is a champion of field performance, public safety, and environmental stewardship.
Douglas Ag is committed to the responsible use of fumigants for safety and efficacy. With specific formulations, thousands of in-field application trials, and hundreds of university research studies, we are constantly striving for solutions that are “just right” – no more, no less than what is right for our customer and safe for our community.
Farming chemistry works hard to protect our food supply and health. The chemical listed below is registered in varying chemical formulations for maximum performance, safety, and environmental health. It has been listed as exempt under residue tolerance, meaning no resulting residue in or on food grown after soil treatment with this fumigant.
Trade Names: CHLOROPICIN 100, PIC PLUS, STRIKE
Safely Used Since: 1920s
Benefits: Excellent suppression of many fungal and bacterial pathogens; also controls some insects and nematodes
Movement Through Soil: Good in well-tilled, non-saturated soil