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Will Vikane fumigation affect my veggie seeds?

Posted by aptosca CA9 (My Page) on
Sun, May 27, 12 at 12:55

To eliminate drywood termites we are having our house tented with Vikane gas fumigant. Should I pack up all my veggie and flower seeds along with everything else I am removing from the house. Would the gas kill the seeds so they don't germinate?
Thanks.
Clare


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RE: Will Vikane fumigation affect my veggie seeds?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sun, May 27, 12 at 23:47

According to their website:

"initial testing on various seed varieties at maximum label rates, including corn, cotton, grass, wheat, soybeans and rice, demonstrates insignificant impact on seed germination. Furthermore, no significant interaction between the fumigant and tested seed treatments have been observed.

However, applicators should exercise caution before treating large amounts of seed, as not all seed hybrid/varieties have been tested, nor have the potential effects on germination been tested under all conditions. "


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RE: Will Vikane fumigation affect my veggie seeds?

Thanks for the reply. I must have missed that when I read everything.
Clare


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RE: Will Vikane fumigation affect my veggie seeds?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, May 31, 12 at 20:36

I'm not sure it helped all that much, it sounded a little vague to me - like they don't think it would hurt seeds but aren't positive enough to clearly say it absolutely won't hurt any, or any type.

I took it as maybe they would be fine, or maybe you should take them with you :)


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RE: Will Vikane fumigation affect my veggie seeds?

I am going to put them in a safe area just in case.
Thanks.
Clare


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