IPM & Pesticide References & Databases
Methyl Bromide - Status & Alternatives
Methyl bromide is being phased out due to its association with atmospheric ozone depletion. As a result, many growers and those working with agricultural interests have numerous questions about the status of this fumigant. Listed below are links to a number of valuable resources associated with the phase-out, exemptions for certain uses, and alternative to methyl bromide once its use is curtailed.
...Factsheet published by California Department of Pesticide Regulation
...via US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
...via USEPA - key information on phaseout, critical use exemptions, and alternatives
...via USEPA - covers all aspects of the CUE process employed to relieve hardships associated with Mebr phaseout.
...via USDA/Economic Research Service, Feb. 2000.
...via Clemson University Pesticide Program
...an article in Amber Waves Newsletter, Spring 2003 (USDA/ERS)
...via IR-4 Project
...via USDA Agricultural Research Service
...includes links to past conferences.