Persistence of Sulfuryl Fluoride in Soil - Knowledgebase Question

San Marino, CA
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Question by goforth8
July 6, 1998
How long does the fumigant sulfuryl fluoride (Vikane) persist in soil? I had my house fumigated last week and agapanthus and liriope plants at least four feet from the house foundation are continuing to die.

Answer from NGA
July 6, 1998
Vikane is manufactured by Dow-Elanco and is used as a fumigant (generally against termites). Since it is a gas, it dissipates rapidly, and should have little adverse affect on vegetation outdoors. For more detailed information, visit the Oregon State University site that deals with such chemicals:

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