Nimitz nematicide receives California registration

ADAMA has announced that Nimitz nematicide has received state registration in California for use on tomatoes, peppers, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe, and squash.

Nimitz delivers a combination of efficacy, simplicity, and safety for the control of plant-parasitic nematodes on commercial vegetables.

With its fast-acting and unique mode of action, Nimitz raises industry standards. It is a contact nematicide and helps fill the void made by the absence of methyl bromide.

Nimitz represents the first new chemical nematicide introduced in more than 20 years. The product’s label carries the least restrictive signal word – caution.

Nimitz simplifies nematode management by lessening complex handling practices and application restrictions. 

The result is no fumigant management plans, no 24-hour field monitoring, no buffer zones, no re-entry interval (REI), no specialized equipment, and minimal personal protective equipment (PPE).

As a non-gas formulation, the active ingredient in Nimitz is distributed through the soil and into contact with nematodes through irrigation or rainfall.

Unlike some older chemistries, there is no mandatory tarping or specialized machinery requirement.

Applications may include broadcast or banding with mechanical incorporation or through drip-injection.

As a nematicide, Nimitz causes irreversible nematicidal activity which results in pest mortality within 48 hours of application, rather than temporary nematostatic (immobilizing) activity. 

A secondary crop tier has been submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency for future registration on potatoes, strawberries, carrots, tobacco, and turf. 

Nimitz is a new tool for California vegetable growers. It has the potential to bring safety and simplicity to the nematode control arena which is constantly under increasing regulatory pressure.

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