As the world’s population grows, so too does the need to increase the world’s food supplies

Soil Treatment

EDN is a non-ozone-depleting answer to today’s fumigation challenges. Its active ingredient – ethanedinitrile – is an ozone-friendly substance. EDN limits the impact of pests and disease in agriculture. It can be used to disinfect soil and control insects, diseases, nematodes, weeds and other parasites before planting fruit, vegetables and ornamental crops.

Comparable to currently available soil fumigants in terms of efficacy, EDN has a shorter fumigation period with improved penetration characteristics and enables faster plant-back times (14 days). All of which combines to increase productivity and profitability. Follow the product label recommendation to achieve maximum control of the target organisms.

Product Benefits:

  • Viable alternative to ozone-depleting methyl bromide
  • Drop-in replacement for methyl bromide and other currently available fumigants
  • Pre-plant solution to manage risks and protect investments
  • Low environmental impact. EDN degrades rapidly in air, soil and water
  • Ease of use with dedicated, innovative dispensing solution
  • No phytotoxicity to plants
  • EDN can be applied at low soil temperature
  • Shorter plant-back period than currently available fumigants for easier planning and greater productivity
  • Backed by our extensive consulting, installation, safety training and support services
  • Application of EDN can occur using drip/chemigation, shank and broadacre application processes.
CommoditiesPestDose Rate
Strawberry runners, strawberries,
cucurbits, tomatoes and ornamentals (gerbera)
Soil borne Pathogens: Bipolaris sorokiniana, Fusarium acuminatum, Fusarium oxysporum, Phytophthora cactorum, Phytophthora cryptogea, Pythium sulcatum, Pythium ultimum, Rhizoctonia fragariae, Rhizoctonia solani, Schlerotium rolfsi
Nematodes: Meloidogyne spp. Steinernema spp.
Weeds: Poa annua, Spergula arvensis, Agrostis tenuis, Raphanus raphanistrum, Conyza Canadensis, Lolium sp. Solanum nigrum, Amaranthus retroflexus, Portulaca oleracea, Orobanche aegyptiaca, Cyperus rotundus
30 to 50 g/m2 depending upon shank injection or chemigation application method

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