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  • n  a chemical substance used in fumigation

  • Other profitable work has been with acetylene (for welding, lighting), ethylene glycol (for anti-freeze mixtures), ethylene oxide (insecticide, fumigant).
  • It is full of cheap, golden oak desks and big wall calendars and the unmistakable fumigant which characterizes railroad offices from the Bangor Aroostook to the Alaska Railroad.
News & Articles

  • Salinas forum sparks fumigant debate
    State pesticide officials can be certain of two things as they continue to unveil their plan to further regulate a widely-used agricultural fumigant in the Salinas Valley: Environmentalists and farmworker advocates will likely claim the finished product lacks teeth while growers will argue it's too restrictive and costly.
    June 13, 2013 - The Salinas Californian
  • Pesticide use debated by growers, workers
    The California Department of Pesticide Regulation wants to increase regulations on the use of the pesticide chloropicrin, commonly used as a fumigant in strawberry production.
    June 13, 2013 - The Adobe Press
Quotes

  • Peter McGauran in Brisbane Times
    The project will involve extensive research into disinfestation and control methods, including the trialling of new post-harvest fumigant gases and tree trunk barriers to stop the weevil entering citrus trees,Agriculture Minister Peter...

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