Publication Details

Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation of red oak logs eradicates the oak wilt fungus

Publication Toolbox

  • Download PDF (494193)
  • This publication is available only online.
Schmidt, Elmer L.; Juzwik, Jennifer; Schneider, Brian

Year Published

1997

Publication

Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff 55:315-318

Abstract

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.

Citation

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

Last updated on: January 18, 2008