The Fumigant Dilemma

The two most commonly used fumigants – Methyl Bromide and Phosphine – have serious negative effects for the agricultural industry globally.

Toxic

Chemicals used are highly toxic to humans and must be handled with extreme caution.

Pest Resistance

Increasing resistance from common grain, fruit and vegetable insects/pests.

Consumer Impact

Fumigant residue on fruit, vegetable and grains are causing consumers to move to organic foods.

Banned

The use of methyl bromide is being phased out in 175 countries as it is an ozone depleting substance.

Cost

Long fumigation times & higher specification PPE leads to inefficiency and higher costs.

Environmental Degredation

Methyl Bromide is an Ozone depleting chemical.