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fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt),
To expose to the action of smoke or of fumes of any kind as a means of disinfection or eradication.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]

fumigate

(fyo͞o′mĭ-gāt′)
v. fumi·gated, fumi·gating, fumi·gates
v.tr.
To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
v.intr.
To employ smoke or fumes in order to exterminate or disinfect.

fu′mi·ga′tion n.
fu′mi·ga′tor n.

fumigate

[fyo̅o̅′migāt]
to disinfect by exposing an area or object to pesticidal smoke or fumes.

fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt)
To expose to the action of smoke or fumes as a means of disinfection or eradication.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]

fumigate

exposure to vapour with fumigant (disinfectant or pesticidal) properties as a means of disinfection; e.g. using formaldehyde to fumigate shoes and eradicate fungal spores from shoe inner

fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt)
To expose to action of smoke or fumes of any kind to disinfect or eradicate.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]
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Virtually all fumigations extended buffer zones onto farm paths.
For example, a grower may have needed to wait 2 or more days between fumigations due to the unavailability of irrigation equipment or fumigation rigs.
No persons exposed only after the October 2014 fumigation reported any adverse health effects.
In a series of experiments, Liu tested phosphine fumigation under high levels of oxygen against four insects and at different life stages: western flower thrips adults and larvae, leaf miner pupae, grape mealy bug eggs, and Indian meal moth eggs and pupae.
It is important to test the fumigation on eggs and pupae because, in general, eggs and pupae are more tolerant of phosphine than larvae and adults," says Liu.
They forgot to include economic, institutional, political, and social effects" of fumigation in their report, said the Colombian university report.
In the past, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported concerns about the environmental effects and effects on residents where glyphosate is sprayed (see NotiSur, 2002-09-20), giving fuel to critics of fumigation.
and Colombian governments have been celebrating the success of the fumigation program.
The relationship between Uribe and President Bush "could not be closer," says Kimberly Stanton, deputy director of the Washington Office on Latin America, an organization that opposes fumigation and argues that the war on drugs is counterproductive.
The tests showed that over various humidities and temperatures, carbon can adsorb the methyl bromide over several fumigation cycles without losing its capacity to adsorb.
The capture system removes up to 95% of available methyl bromide from the fumigation facility.
Chytilo added that the halt of fumigation there could set precedents at strawberry farms throughout the state.