Republished from Organic Grower:
Lisi Global Inc. is taking part in the latest US Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant focused on methyl bromide replacement.
Lisi Global’s Directed Energy technology explores alternative approaches to soil fumigation using electric pulses applied to the soil to control target organisms. Photo: FileIn partnership with researchers from Oregon State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service at OSU, Lisi Global will adapt its Directed Energy technology to explore alternative approaches to soil fumigation using electric pulses applied to the soil to control target organisms, as well as continuous electrical current to heat the soil as a means of disinfection. The two-year study also includes economic analysis to determine how cost-effective these pest management tools will be.
According to OSU professor Dr. Marcelo Moretti, the grant’s Principal Investigator, “Lisi Global’s technology demonstrated efficacy in early greenhouse trials, and the impressive results produced in the early stages of their turf pest control efforts make it worthy of evaluating on a larger scale. We are grateful to the USDA/NIFA for the opportunity to look closely at DE Technology as an alternative to fumigation.”
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