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Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: A Florida Perspective

E. N. Rosskopf, D. O. Chellemi, N. Kokalis-Burelle, and G. T. Church

October 2005


Methyl bromide is a soil fumigant used to control soilborne fungi, nematodes, and weeds in a wide range of agricultural, horticultural, and ornamental cropping systems. The Montreal Protocol of 1987 called for the phase-out of methyl bromide due to its ability to deplete atmospheric ozone, thus disrupting the UV protective ozone layer. This article reviews the current status of the on-going methyl bromide phase-out from the perspective of agriculture in Florida.


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