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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Additionally, the log sections were shorter than commercial logs, so end grain penetration would allow for higher sorption rates and potentially greater efficacy of the fumigant.
Results showed that deep injection enhanced fumigant delivery to depths below 60 centimeters while also resulting in significantly lower peak emissions compared to standard injection depth.
As reported for contact toxicity, EO fumigant activity was just evaluated toward Pyralidae and Liposcelididae species among Lepidoptera and Psocoptera.
The development of resistance to agrochemicals, pesticides and fumigants involves high level of CE reported by Newcomb et al.
The insecticidal activity by vapor phase (fumigant activity) was tested with a single dose of pure essential oil: 0.24[micro]l/[cm.sup.3] deposit on filter paper disk (3cm diameter) placed into a screw-cap vial to saturate.
Due to their high volatility, they have fumigant and gaseous action which are very crucial in controlling the stored-product insects (Bachrouch, Ferjani, Haouel, & Ben Jemaa, 2015).
The agricultural fumigants market is projected to reach USD 1.74 billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2016 to 2021.
The fumigant is a hazardous substance and is extremely dangerous to human health, as it turns from solid state to gas once the package is opened, spreading the deadly phosphine (PH3) that causes poisoning and death.
On the other hand, fumigant toxicity was 1.876 and 1.971 [micro]L/L air for F.
Under requirements being imposed by EPA, growers who use fumigants will need to establish buffer areas around treated fields to protect neighbors from excessive exposure and develop detailed management plans that include either fumigant monitoring or notifying neighbors of fumigant applications.
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a petition from a coalition of farm worker and environmental groups to rescind its earlier approval of the soil fumigant methyl iodide.
Over the last decades, the fumigant insecticides phosphine and methyl bromide have been utilized for the control of insect pests in stored grains (Zettler & Arthur, 2000).