Monsanto’s NemaStrikeTM Technology Approved by EPASource: Business Wire
Farmers to Gain Innovative Seed Treatment Technology to Control Nematodes
NemaStrike Technology, a nematicide that will be offered as part of Acceleron® Seed Applied Solutions, will offer a novel mode of action that stays in the root zone where nematodes attack. NemaStrike Technology will provide broad-spectrum control of plant parasitic nematodes and consistent yield protection performance in corn, soybeans, and cotton.
“This blockbuster technology will be a game-changing addition to our
seed applied solutions portfolio by providing a novel solution to a
yield robbing pest,” said
Plant parasitic nematodes are microscopic roundworms in the soil that
steal corn, soybean, and cotton yields by feeding on plant roots,
facilitating bacterial and fungal infections, and spreading viruses.
Nematode damage is often mistaken as other issues in the field, so
growers do not always recognize they have a problem. However,
Over the last three years in Monsanto product development field trials, NemaStrike Technology provided a yield protection performance advantage over the competitive standard of 7 bushels per acre with a 73 percent positive response rate in corn, 3 bushels per acre with a 68 percent positive response rate in soybeans, and 80 lbs. lint per acre with an 86 percent positive response rate in cotton (results varied based on nematode pressure in each field).
“Nematodes are a real concern, and farmers may be significantly
underestimating the damage nematodes are causing to their crops,” said
Please visit www.NemaStrikeTechnology.com to stay up to date on the technology.
*Source: Review of the Benefits of Proposed Tioxazafen Registration as a
Seed Treatment Nematicide in Com, Cotton, and Soybeans;
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ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. PRODUCTS FEATURING
NEMASTRIKE™ TECHNOLOGY MAY NOT BE APPROVED IN ALL STATES. Contact your
state pesticide regulatory agency regarding the approval status of
tioxazafen products for application to seeds in your state. Acceleron®
NemaStrike™ are trademarks of
Jeff Neu, 314-694-4690
Christi Dixon, 314-694-1092
Laura Meyer, 314-694-8148