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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Survey of Southern Forest Nurseries: Fumigation Practices and Pest Management Concerns
Michelle M. Cram and Stephen W. Fraedrich
1996: Gatlinburg, TN
The proposed ban on methyl bromide by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2001 is anticipated to have an adverse impact on forest tree nurseries in the southern region. Surveys in the past have indicated that methyl bromide was the fumigant of choice for southern nurseries. A recent survey of southern nursery managers was conducted to determine what type of alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation are in use or have been attempted, and what pest problems have occurred as a result of these other methods of pest control.

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