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ENY046: Reducing Methyl Bromide Field Application Rates with Plastic Mulch Technology

Figure 1. Generalized representation of the relative emissions of methyl bromide volatilizing through a plastic mulch cover with time after initial soil fumigation. Data is plotted only to show general decline in emissions with time, and highest daily rates of emission occurring midday and lowest emissions at night. Besides temperature, other soil and environmental conditions can modify methyl bromide emissions from soil greatly.