Optimising Harvest Yields


Healthy soil. Healthy sales

Soil is complex. It creates a refuge for plant pests such as insects, weeds, bacteria, fungi, and nematodes. Fumigants are uniquely effective at treating these soil borne diseases because, in their gaseous form, they disperse through the soil and reach nearly all pest organisms in the treated zone.

What role does Fumigation play?

When properly applied, fumigants are particularly effective at treating more than one soil-borne problem. Without them, separate chemicals would be necessary.

Soil fumigation provides benefits to both consumer and grower. Consumers are able to buy more fresh fruit and vegetables of higher quality at a price they can afford. While growers are able to maximise field usage with shorter crop rotational intervals and greater yields suitable for sale.

How can Leicesters help?

Leicesters is New Zealand’s leading provider of soil fumigation services, partnering with fruit and vegetable growers across the country in order to offer specially tailored services that provide a healthy root system for strawberries, melons, nuts, grapes, cucumbers, tomatoes, tree fruit, potatoes, peppers, eggplants, flowers, nurseries and more.

In order to achieve these results, Leicesters use specialised soil fumigants like Chloropicrin. Chloropicrin is widely considered one of the most effective, multi-purpose soil fumigants. It mitigates against infestations, supports healthy plant growth, and doesn’t leave behind fumigant residue like other fumigants such as Methyl Bromide.

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