Knock out nematodes, protect yield
Oct 27, 2009
This season, a series of large-block plots showcased the efficacy of the first nematicide/insecticide/fungicide corn seed treatment combination
in real-world growing conditions across the country. The combination seed treatment will be widely available for 2010. Hundreds of side-by-side trials directly compared this new option to the industry standard
insecticide/fungicide seed treatment. The trials were conducted in 23 states from North Dakota to Texas, and Pennsylvania to Georgia.
In many of these trials, the seed treatment containing the nematicide component had more vigorous corn plants, resulting in taller, larger corn with healthier and more extensive root systems, vs. the industry standard.
As the photo from Dorchester, Iowa, shows, corn treated with the nematicide
also had larger root systems and the ears were larger and more developed.
To learn more, visit the online tutorial