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 nematicides 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.

Solutions

Seed Zone Coverage

Delivered on seed, nematicides provide protection in the seed zone during critical early development stages. VOTiVO® is available through some of our tiered offerings for corn and cotton, and ILeVO® is available as an upgrade for soy products.

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