New Nematicide Available

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New Nematicide Available

May 7, 2017

New Velum One Nematicide Registered For Use in California

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Farm News Director

Horticulture crops in California and Arizona can now be protected by Velum One nematicide, a wide-spectrum nematicide that increases root health and suppresses key diseases.

“We’re excited to see Velum One go to work for growers in the key horticultural areas of California and Arizona,” Bayer Product Manager Joel Lipsitch said. “It’s another example of the innovation that our growers have come to expect from Bayer.”

Velum One suppresses nematodes below ground but also works by moving upward from the roots into the leaves of the plant to suppress key diseases and promote early season crop establishment. This activity has been shown to protect roots and establish the crop by limiting damage from a wide range of nematodes and key diseases, such as powdery mildew.

Trials have shown that Velum One aids in increasing yields as it protects plants from nematodes and disease.

“In tomatoes, for example, we’re seeing significant yield increases both from Velum One versus untreated and more importantly when Velum is added to grower-standard programs” Lipsitch said. “The combination of nematode and disease control really gives growers confidence that they are maximizing their yields and return on investment.”

Velum One is applied early in the growing season via drip chemigation. While it’s not meant to replace a fumigant, Velum One is most effective when used as part of a complete nematode management program.

 

 

 

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