Agricultural Flux Studies
Sullivan Environmental has participated in over 60 agricultural Flux Studies over the past 16 years and can conduct research according to GLP standards and the standard operating procedures of Sullivan Environmental. The firm maintains 46 solar powered air sampling stations that can allow for continuous running of air sampling pumps. The firm has a substantial inventory of sonic anemometer sensors and various additional meteorological equipment and air sampling equipment that is deployed to the field study, as needed. Typically, an agricultural flux study is designed to assess flux of fumigant(s) as they enter the air for a period of approximately seven to 14 days following fumigation. For an example study of three different tarps or fumigant application methods, Sullivan Environmental will establish the meteorological equipment pictured above on all three fields and monitor the emissions continuously for the predetermined study length. As of 2016, we have significantly upgraded our flux study field equipment inventory and can provide flux studies of fumigants or other surface-based emissions anywhere in the United States.
The following are examples of public domain field studies conducted by Sullivan Environmental Consulting:
STUDY ID:SEC 2007A – Field Volatility of MITC after Application of Metam-Sodium by Chemigation and Shank Injection Comparing Standard Water Sealing with Pulsed Water Sealing.
STUDY ID:SEC 2009F – Monitoring of Metam Sodium Airborne Flux for Shank Injection for Cultural Practice Applicable to Wisconsin.
STUDY ID:SEC 2009G – Monitoring of Metam Sodium Airborne Flux from Shank Injection / Compaction Based on Cultural Practice Applicable to Michigan.
STUDY ID:SEC 2010C – Monitoring of Metam Sodium Airborne Flux from Shank Injection / Compaction Based on Cultural Practice Applicable to Washington State.
STUDY ID:SEC 2002 – 2003 USDA CSREES Research, Bakersfield, California Shank Injection and Chemigation Trials for Metam-Sodium.