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NEMguard use extended to potatoes

A new registration for Certis’ nematicide, NEMguard (garlic extract) has been granted for the reduction of potato cyst nematode (PCN) populations on potato crops in certain soil conditions.

A new registration for Certis’ nematicide, NEMguard (garlic extract) has been granted for the reduction of potato cyst nematode (PCN) populations on potato crops in certain soil conditions.

Certis are pleased to have the new registration for NEMguard PCN granules (MAPP no 17377) agreed by CRD in good time to gain further large scale field experience in this key target crop in 2016.

The product currently available in the market is registered for use in carrots and parsnips (along with a variety of EAMU’s into other vegetable crops) under MAPP no. 16749, and is not approved for use on potatoes. The new product (with a separate MAPP no. 17377) will be fully available for use on potatoes in the 2017 growing season.

NEMguard DE is already a registered granular nematicide for use in carrots and parsnips, so some growers will already have experience with the product. However, it’s important to note the label for use in potatoes is at a different dose rate to other root crops, and there are soil type restrictions to bear in mind.

The product will be best suited to early crops grown on light soils, particularly given the short harvest interval of 7 days. The maximum individual dose is 60kg/ha with only one treatment allowed per crop. More significantly, it is a label requirement that the product is applied in furrow (i.e. not broadcast) at the time of planting through correctly calibrated nematicide granule applicators.

To get the most from the product, and an effective reduction of nematode damage, it’s vital the recommended rate is used under the correct conditions at application.  For this reason, Certis will undertake a number of limited and supervised commercial trials only in 2016 in order to ensure a successful launch in 2017.

Statement notes:
NEMguard® PCN granules (MAPP no 17377) is a registered trademark Ecospray Ltd. NEMguard® PCN granules contains a minimum of 450g/kg of garlic extract.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FOR USE ONLY AS A PROFESSIONAL NEMATICIDE

Crop:

Potato

Maximum individual dose:

60kg/ha

Maximum number of treatments:

One

Latest time of application:

At drilling, Seeding

Maximum total dose:

60kg/ha

READ THE LABEL BEFORE USE. USING THIS PRODUCT IN A MANNER THAT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE LABEL MAY BE AN OFFENCE.  CONSULT PROCESSOR BEFORE USING ON CROPS GROWN FOR PROCESSING. FOLLOW THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR USING PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS.

Use plant protection products safely. Always read the label and product information before use. For further information with regard to the warning phrases and symbols for these products please refer to the product labels.