Soil disinfestation with Chloropicrin-based products does NOT sterilize the soil
The terminal breakdown products are nitrate nitrogen, carbon dioxide and chloride which all can be utilized as “food” by the plants growing in the conditioned soil.
Chloropicrin does not deplete the ozone layer
It is broken down by sunlight and none-the-less, applied safely in the soil.
The soil half-life of Chloropicrin is short
It is broken down by microbial and non-microbial interactions within a few days.
Plants grown in Chloropicrin-disinfected soil often require less water, less fertilizer and less pesticide per harvest yield
Trials have shown that a larger root system develops because the root-destroying pests have been reduced allowing for healthier plants and more efficient use of nutrients.
The carbon footprint of Chloropicrin is positive
Trials have shown that plants grown in Chloropicrin-treated soil produce more biomass (leaves, roots and harvestable crop) and take up more CO2 from the atmosphere per acre than the amount produced in the manufacture and shipment of the product.
What is Chloropicrin and why is it the preferred treatment option?
Chloropicrin is a broad spectrum multi-purpose soil fumigant in use since the 1920’s with a proven track record of efficacy against soil pathogens. It is used all over the world to manage a broad spectrum of fungal, nematode, and soil insect pathogens across a wide variety of crops.