In 2014 STIMBR commissioned a comprehensive literature review to determine whether any fumigants, or disinfestation strategies, methods or techniques presented viable alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation for New Zealand log exports.
The viability of alternatives focused on considerations of currency in the literature, economic and regulatory feasibility, environmental and human health concerns, efficacy against target pests, utility for log exports, and commercial application aspects based on current and historical literature.
The primary goal of the literature review was to find two fumigants that could be recommended as viable alternatives for further research under the Ministry for Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) research programme, “Protecting Market Access for Wood Exports”.
A full version of this literature review can be downloaded here:
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