Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation of red oak logs eradicates the oak wilt fungus
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Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff 55:315-318
Preliminary field trials using red oak logs from trees dying from oak wilt disease were successful in eliminating oak wilt fungus from sapwood after fumigation with sulfuryl fluoride for 72 h under tarp. These results support earlier laboratory data on the fungitoxicity of sulfuryl fluoride as a potential replacement for methyl bromide of exported red oak veneer logs. However, not all other microorganisms were completely eradicated from oak sapwood at the treatment levels used in this trial.
Schmidt, Elmer L.; Juzwik, Jennifer; Schneider, Brian. 1997. Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation of red oak logs eradicates the oak wilt fungus. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff 55:315-318