Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 6, 2003
Publication Date: October 10, 2003
Citation: Rosskopf, E.N., Basinger, W., Therrien, L.L. 2003. Methods of reducing pests by use of iodoacetic acid, bromoacetic acid, 2-iodoacetamide, or 2-bromoacetamide. Patent Application. USDA Provisional Patent #10/828,802. Technical Abstract: Four compounds have been shown to act as broad-spectrum biocides. These compounds can be used for the following applications, including, but not limited to: Soil fumigation for vineyard, fruit and nut bearing trees, nursery, ornamentals, floriculture, vegetables, and soil fumigation for crops in general. These compounds could also be used for post-harvest storage fumigation, import and quarantine application, structural fumigation and wood treatment. The main advantages of these compounds are the ability to control the most difficult to control pests, including, but not limited to nutsedges and other monocot and dicot weeds, fungal plant pathogenic fungi and nematodes. These compounds can be applied in manner that is familiar to producers of commodities that currently employ soil fumigation. A US patent application has been filed to facilitate the commercialization of these materials.