fumigant


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fu·mi·gant

(fyū'mi-gănt),
Any substance used in fumigation.

fumigant

(fyo͞o′mĭ-gənt)
n.
A chemical compound used in its gaseous state as a pesticide or disinfectant.

fu·mi·gant

(fyū'mi-gănt)
A substance used in fumigation.

fumigant

(fū′mĭ-gănt) [L. fumigare, to make smoke]
An agent used in disinfecting a room. The substance produces fumes that are lethal to insects and rodents. Chemicals used include hydrogen cyanide gas, acrylonitrile, carbon tetrachloride, ethylene oxide, and methyl bromide.

CAUTION!

All of these chemicals are highly toxic, potentially lethal, and in some cases explosive. They should be used only by persons skilled in their application.
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Although the plan's primary purpose was to generate innovation and dissemination of alternative methods of soil management, it signaled encouragement to reduce fumigant use.
On the basis of form, the agricultural fumigants market is led by the liquid fumigants followed by the gaseous form.
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The section of increment core remaining after the treated wood and fumigant assay segments were removed was used to detect the presence of decay fungi.
The soil was then immediately covered with plastic tarps designed to prevent the fumigant from escaping.
2002) during study on propylene oxide (PPO) as an alternative to fumigant methyl bromide corroborate this study.
Some potato farmers are finding that alternating potatoes with mustard greens works as well as the fumigant, she said.
To determine the fumigant toxicity of the Eucalyptus leucoxylon oil, filter papers (2 cm diameter) was impregnated with oil at a dose calculated (37 to 926 [micro]l/l air) to give the fumigant.
The new system, which uses the company's proprietary fumigant Fumitoxin, can thoroughly fumigate a site in 24 hours.
Nearly all plants die after exposure to fumigant chemicals.
The essential oils from 15 species of African plants selected by ethnobotanical considerations and field inspection (odour and presence of insects) were screened for fumigant toxicity to Anopheles gambiae s.
Researchers also tested the system on an alternative fumigant called 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) using the Hytibar (Trade Mark) on raised beds.