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fumigation

 [fu″mĭ-ga´shun]
exposure to disinfecting fumes.

fu·mi·ga·tion

(fyū'mi-gā'shŭn),
The act of fumigating; the use of a fumigant.

fu·mi·ga·tion

(fyū'mi-gā'shŭn)
The act of fumigating; the use of a fumigant.

fumigation

A method formerly used to decontaminate sick rooms after infectious disease, but not now considered of much value. In other contexts, toxic gases, vapours or volatile solids are used to kill bacteria, insect pests or rodents in buildings and food stores. Poisons used include chlorine gas, organophosphorous agents and arsenic and cyanide compounds.

fu·mi·ga·tion

(fyū'mi-gā'shŭn)
The act of fumigating; the use of a fumigant.
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The results of the rootstock trials suggest that judicious development and selection of rootstocks will contribute strongly to PRD management and reduce dependence on soil fumigation. Nevertheless, growers should carefully consider the horticultural suitability of prospective rootstocks to all of the demands of a site before choosing a rootstock.
Most residents blame the authorities for poor planning and putting the health of people at risk by delaying fumigation work.
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Sources in Sindh Health Department said that anti-dengue and malaria fumigation drive in the metropolis could not be started yet due to lack of funds and despite the lapse of one year.
He said if allowed the import would not only depress local cotton prices to the disadvantage of growers but might also hurt the indigenous crop because the country had no fumigation facilities at borders to make the import pest free.
According to the latest findings, five siblings - two sisters and three brothers - and their aunt died owing to fumigation in the state guest room where they had stayed after their arrival from Quetta.
However, it is also a highly toxic gas and fumigation must be carried out by trained applicators using the proper equipment.
To protect against fumigation, many growers cover their illicit crops with molasses.
At least 40 spray vehicles are doing fumigation in every district on daily basis.
KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar Saturday said that fumigation campaign in all districts of Karachi is started with the help of 40 spray vehicles.
KARACHI -- A fumigation campaign has been started in Karachi on the directive of Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar.
KARACHI -- The city's municipal administration began on Saturday a fumigation and insecticide spray campaign as the metropolis was swarmed with flies and mosquitoes following the recent spells of rain.