Pests and Diseases, Production/Agronomy

US: EPA approves new non-fumigant nematicide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has granted federal registration of Velum® Prime for use on potatoes. Velum Prime is an innovative, non-fumigant nematicide with additional disease-management benefits from Bayer. “The Federal registration of Velum Prime from EPA is a significant step forward in our effort to introduce a much needed nematicide/fungicide crop protection tool to the potato market,” says Bayer Product Manager Joel Lipsitch. “Velum Prime is registered for application early in the potato growing season (6-12 inch rosette stage) via overhead chemigation. Velum Prime offers potato growers protection from nematodes and diseases that helps sustain high plant vigor and maximize crop yield potential.” Velum Prime is an innovative, non-fumigant nematicide with additional disease-management benefits. Velum Prime is an innovative, non-fumigant nematicide with additional disease-management benefits. The product’s nematicidal activity has been documented in numerous field trials against the key potato nematode species. More

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