Bayer CropScience is excited about the anticipated launch of a new nematicide in 2015 called Velum Total for cotton and peanuts.
“It’s kind of a Temik replacement,” said Keith Rucker with Bayer at the SPGC. “It’s going to be a liquid in-furrow application you make at planting time. We’ve just had really good research results with this in our trials across the southeastern United States, providing good early season thrips control as well as nematode protection, and bringing some really good yields on top of that.”
Keith says peanut growers are really looking forward to the new product. “With the loss of Temik several years ago, it really left a big hole for producers really needing that nematode protection.”