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BASF sends new nematode product to EPA for registration

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BASF has a new nematode management tool they would like to get on the market soon. Submitted to the EPA for registration, Trunemco Nematode Management is a seed-applied solution that offers growers a patented combination of a microorganism and a biochemical. This combination provides enhanced protection against a broad spectrum of damaging nematode species in key row crops.

“We continuously search for novel technologies that complement traditional agricultural practices,” said Mark Howieson, Ph.D., BASF Global Biological Research and Development Team Leader. “Our latest research led to our first nematode management tool that provides growers with reliable season-long nematode protection to help increase yield potential.”

Trunemco Nematode Management helps plants start strong during early development stages. Its low-toxicity profile reduces environmental risk while increasing product handling safety to applicators and crops. Trunemco Nematode Management contains a microorganism that produces healthier root systems which can lead to added vigor and improved canopy closure.

Overall, Trunemco Nematode Management works differently than conventional chemistry by priming the plant physiology and simulating defense systems to manage yield-destroying nematodes.

“Growers are seeking new technologies that address the challenges of nematode damage while also responding to their agronomic needs,” said Howieson. “These types of seed solutions will give growers additional nematode protection options to help ensure future successful yields.”

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