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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Dazomet Use for Seedbed Fumigation at the PFRA Shelterbelt Centre, Indian Head, Saskatchewan
Alspach, Lyle K.
1989: Bismark, ND
Testing was conducted at the Shelterbelt Centre to allow selection of a suitable
fumigant for use in bareroot conifer seedbeds. The major concern was control of damping-off; weed
control was secondary. Results of the trials, product handling hazards and ease of application were
considerations when final selection took place. The chemical of choice was dazomet and the product
currently in use is Basamid. The effectiveness of this product is dependent on careful adherence to
application instructions.
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