US methyl bromide update
US stocks of the fumigant, methyl bromide, fell by 23% to 7,671 tonnes in 2006, according to the EPA. The stocks were held by some 35 companies at the end of 2006. Methyl bromide inventories have fallen steadily from the 16,422 tonnes held in 2003. Data on methyl bromide stocks between 2003 and 2005 were released last year following the conclusion of several lawsuits over data confidentiality (Agrow No 504, p 9).