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Soil Fumigant Buffer Zones and Tarps

Current as of April 2013

Updated soil fumigant product labels require fumigant users to establish a buffer zone around treated fields to reduce risks to bystanders. This page includes information that may be useful in planning and conducting soil fumigant applications using buffer zones.

Fact Sheets:

These fact sheets summarize EPA’s buffer zone requirements.


Tarps may reduce the size of buffer zones or are required for applications of products that contain dimethyl disulfide (DMDS).

Calculating Buffer Zones:

Buffer Zone Sign Template

Buffer zone signs are available where applicators purchase their products. This EPA template can also be used to meet buffer zone posting requirements.

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