How Soil Fumigation Works

Conditioning The Soil

  1. Fumigants are injected as liquids into the soil to manage harmful insects, nematodes, weeds, bacteria, fungi, and diseases that have invaded a field.
  2. The fumigant volatizes into gas diffusing through the soil air space, emitting out from the points of injection.
  3. The treatment significantly reduces the harmful pathogens and rebalances the native beneficial soil microbe population, conditioning it for planting.
  4. The fumigant decomposes rapidly in the soil; and some fumigants, like Chloropicrin, actually biodegrade into plant nutrients.
  5. Crop planting takes place in the newly conditioned soil.
  6. Healthy plants are able to maximize their water and nutrient use and grow to full yield potential with no uptake of fumigant into the plant root or residue on the plant.

A basic overview of how fumigation conditions the soil for planting and optimum plant health

Soil Is Injected

Volatizes Into Gas

Reduces Harmful Pathogens

Fumigant Decomposes

Crop Planting

Healthy Plants

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