US EPA debuts fumigant buffer calculator
The US EPA has introduced an online buffer zone calculator for soil fumigant applicators, growers and enforcement personnel. The calculator can be used to determine buffer zones for specific products, application methods and soil types. It can also factor in buffer zone reductions through the use of credits and modifications to application parameters. The calculator reflects fumigant label changes that came into effect in December 2012 ( Agrow No 654, p 10).