Horticulture crops in California and Arizona can now be protected by Velum One nematicide, a wide-spectrum product that increases root health and suppresses key diseases.
According to Bayer, Velum One suppresses nematodes below the ground. It also works by moving upward from the roots into the plant leaves to suppress key diseases and promote early season crop establishment.
This activity has been shown to protect roots and establish the crop by limiting damage from a wide range of nematodes and key diseases, including powdery mildew.
Bayer says trials have shown that Velum One aids in increasing yields as it protects plants from nematodes and disease; including significant tomato yield increases.
Velum One is applied early in the growing season through drip chemigation. While the product is not meant to replace a fumigant, Velum One is most effective as part of a complete nematode management program.