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ENY046: Reducing Fumigant Application Rates and Soil Emissions with Plastic Mulch Technology

Figure 1. Generalized representation of the relative emissions of a soil-applied fumigant volatilizing through a plastic-polyethylene 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 greatly modify fumigant emissions from soil.