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Soil fumigants

Soil fumigants provide protection of crops against soil-inhabiting plant pathogenic organisms such as nematodes, fungi, and insects. They also allow the control of weeds and their seeds. When applied prior to seeding or planting, soil disinfection creates a favorable biotope that promotes healthy crop growth. This allows growers to start with a clean field, protecting the crops from a very early stage. In addition to their protective role, they also assist in improving the quality and yield of the crop by enhancing plant vigor.

Eastman’s ready-to-use products metam sodium and metam potassium are used primarily in connection with growing high-value fruit and vegetable crops such as carrots, tomatoes, lettuces, melons, strawberries, potatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and green beans. They are also widely used for growing ornamentals and tree nurseries.

Soil fumigants with metam sodium or metam potassium are crop residue-free options. The mode of action and the degradation of the products into simple organic compounds do not give rise to any pesticide residue in the subsequent cultivated crops. This allows reduction in the overall use of other pesticides, thereby greatly reducing risks of residues from those products in the crops. Metam sodium and metam potassium are compatible with integrated pest management (IPM) and can be associated with others techniques to control soil parasites, such as solarization, rotation, biofumigation, the use of resistant crop varieties, and the incorporation of antagonist organisms.

Eastman stimulates advanced application techniques through partnerships with constructors of application machines, greenhouse specialists, and professional applicators.

*Metam sodium and metam potassium are both categorized in the U.S .as “Restricted Use Pesticide”.

Stewardship

Eastman is serious about safety and is committed to providing information and trainings on the correct, safe application of their soil disinfectants in addition to the standard application and safety information found on labels and technical data sheets.


Metam Stewardship

Metam Stewardship Manual - Dutch
Metam Stewardship Manual - English (Europe)
Metam Stewardship Manual - English (U.S.)
Metam Stewardship Manual - French International
Metam Stewardship Manual - Greek
Metam Stewardship Manual - Italian
Metam Stewardship Manual - Portuguese (Brazil)
Metam Stewardship Manual - Spanish (Latin America)
Metam Stewardship Manual - Spanish (Europe)


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Metam Potassium 690 
Metam potassium is a “Restricted Use Pesticide” in the US.
Soil disinfectant for controlling nematodes, soil diseases, weeds and germinating weed seeds. The product works by fumigation. It is applied prior to seeding or planting, creating a favorable biotope that promotes healthy crop growth.



Metam Sodium 
Metam sodium is a “Restricted Use Pesticide” in the US.
Soil disinfectant for controlling nematodes, soil diseases, weeds and germinating weed seeds. The product works by fumigation. It is applied prior to seeding or planting, creating a favorable biotope that promotes healthy crop growth.



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