Healthy fields. Healthy yields
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.
How can Leicesters help?
Leicesters is New Zealand’s leading provider of soil disinfestation 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, fruit trees, potatoes, carrots, onions, nurseries and many 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 fumigant. It mitigates against infestations, supports healthy plant growth, and does not leave behind residue.