About the product
Achieving the methyl bromide phase out is one of the last remaining challenges for ozone-layer protection. Since 1997, the search for alternative techniques has been on-going. This publication documents 18 worldwide case studies that illustrate non-chemical alternative techniques successfully used for major crops/commodities. Each case study presents information on the alternative technique; comparison of yields and performance; comparison of costs; acceptability to regulators and consumers; and applicability to other regions and uses. The case studies show that non-chemical alternatives are cost effective and safer for workers, local communities and the environment.