Two new fumigation preparations (EDN® and BLUEFUME™) to control soil, wood, timber, structural and stored product pest arthropods — an overview
This contribution provides summary information regarding insecticide potential of two fumigation preparations: BLUEFUME™ (HCN — hydrogen cyanide) and EDN® (Ethanedinitrile). The EDN® main use is aimed at limiting the risks of arthropod and nematode pests, within the agricultural and timber industry. It can be also used to fumigate harvested timber and logs, and to sterilize soil and control insects, diseases, nematodes, and other parasites, before planting. Draslovka based scientists and engineers developed safe application of BLUEFUME™ method, meeting all modern safety requirements that is based on application from gas cylinders placed outside of the treated volume using reticulation system. New experimental data on BLUEFUME™ gas spatial distribution, temporal dynamics and its biological efficacy on pests (beetles, cockroaches, bed bugs, mites, rodents, etc.) has been produced in a sufficient amount allowing its registration as biocide in European Union in 2017 (product type (PT) 08 — wood preservative, PT 14 — rodenticide, PT 18 — insecticide and acaricide).
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