Imaflex Inc. announced positive independent results for the ADVASEAL Release Study. The release times of all five crop protection products coated on ADVASEAL® are in compliance with the pre-harvest intervals established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Study included two soil bed moisture levels at time of ADVASEAL's application and two independent drip irrigation frequencies. More specifically, initial soil bed moisture levels at application were set at either 75% or 100% soil capacity, while irrigation intervals after applying the film were either once (day eight) or twice (day eight and fifteen). Regardless of treatment used, the release times of all active ingredients were found to be in compliance with permitted pre-harvest intervals. The original EPA approved ADVASEAL (ADVASEAL® HSM), contained only a herbicide for weed control. The new enhanced ADVASEAL under development also includes fungicides and a nematicide to control soil borne pathogens, thus becoming a complete non-fumigant alternative for soil disinfestation. With ADVASEAL, modern non-volatile crop protection products can be applied more effectively and safely than with fumigants. The crop protection products are incorporated into a coating, which is then applied to a mulch film. Once the coated film is applied to the ground, the active ingredients are released into the soil under controlled conditions, preventing the over/under-dosing found with current soil disinfestation practices. This new technology dramatically reduces the amount of crop protection products required. The catalyst to trigger the release of the active ingredients is soil moisture. When the film is applied to the soil, they are efficiently and safely discharged into the ground, resulting in heightened productivity, lower costs and notable environmental benefits.