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Tips on using Nemathorin to control nematodes in spuds

British growers using Nemathorin for the first time this spring to control nematodes in potato crops are being urged to carefully follow the guidelines on its safe use, writes Richard Allison in a Farmers Weekly article.

The loss of Vydate (oxamyl) means potato growers have just two options for managing nematodes: Velum Prime which, according to the label, is effective against potato cyst nematodes (PCN), and Nemathorin (fosthiazate), which lists both PCN and free living nematodes on the label.

This will mean some growers will be using Nemathorin to tackle nematode infestations for the first time. However, there are key differences in the application of this alternative for PCN control, and getting it wrong could not only reduce efficacy but also increase the risk of residue.

There are five key areas to consider before using the product this spring.

Source: Farmers Weekly. Read the full article here.
See also:All you need to know about controlling wireworm in potatoes
Photo: Gary Naylor Photography

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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