Nematicides

Nematodes cost an estimated >10% yield loss.*

Nematodes pierce and infect roots, causing a loss of nutrients and water while opening the door for secondary issues. The impact of other threats, like disease, can be amplified by nutrient or moisture stress. This is called compounding, and it’s one reason why we offer NemaStrike™ Technology in tandem with our tiered solutions.

*Nationwide estimated loss. Ferris, Howard. "Nematodes and Plant Damage." University of California, 1 Oct. 2015. Web.

Estimated Yield Lost Due to Nematode Damage

Corn
10.2
Percent
Soybeans
10.6
Percent
Cotton
10.7
Percent
Nematode Damage

Nematodes don’t just feed on plant roots, they also:

  • Destroy root cells from the inside out
  • “Knot” or clog up roots
  • Facilitate bacterial and fungal infections
  • Transmit viruses
  Lesion nematodes on a corn root, magnified 200x
Symptoms

Yet, they’re widely underestimated.

Most nematodes are undetectable by the human eye. And even the symptoms of nematode pressure — when there are symptoms — disguise themselves as other issues.

Symptoms of Nematode Pressure

  • Wilting
  • Yellowing
  • Stunting
  • No visible symptoms
 
80%
The amount of corn acres in the U.S. Corn Belt with nematode pressure, based on sampling**

**AgriThority; 2016 nematode sampling study conducted in the U.S. Corn Belt

NemaStrike™ Technology

A broad-spectrum seed treatment technology is here.

NemaStrike™ Technology controls a wide range of yield-robbing nematodes. With a novel mode of action and low water solubility, it strikes where nematodes attack — the root zone — and stays there for up to 75 days.

Protect Your Yields

 
75
Days
Stays in the root zone for up to 75 days.
Trial Results

Take back your bushels.

NemaStrike™ Technology has demonstrated consistent yield protection in hundreds of field trials, over 4 years of testing, in all soil types and levels of pressure. Plus, farmers who’ve participated in Ground Breakers® trials have seen a clear impact on their farms.

See Results from Real Farms

Corn
6
Bu/A
N = 140 Trials
Soybeans
2.2
Bu/A
N = 138 Trials
Cotton
80
Lbs. Lint/A
N = 63 Trials
Compare

Compare it to the competition.

View the length of control vs. the competitive standard for each crop:

 
 
 
Availability

Strike where nematodes attack.

NemaStrike™ Technology is available through some of our tiered offerings for soybeans and cotton, and as an upgrade offering for certain corn products. Ask your dealer if your yields are protected with NemaStrike™ Technology.

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