Investing in R&D

Since the beginning, our company and work has been founded in science and research. The first partnership was between co-founder and then president, Dick Storkan, and Dr. Stephen Wilhelm, Plant Pathologist, University of California, Berkeley. Dick and Stephen are credited with the advancement of mechanical methods of fumigation with plastic sheeting to achieve chemical efficacy and to safely retain the fumigants, allowing for the growth of commercial use.

We continue to develop university and research partnerships to improve efficacy and sustainability. Some of the experts we work with include:

We conduct dozens of field trials every year. Many have been documented in peer reviewed journals such as California Agriculture or presented at conferences such as at the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Methyl Bromide Alternatives.