Nufarm Americas Inc. has gained approval in 28 states for its new seed-applied nematicide, Trunemco, for use in soybeans, corn and cotton. This follows Environmental Protection Agency registration in May.
States in which it is now registered include Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina and North Carolina. For the latest in state registrations, visit Nufarm. It expected to be available for the 2020 crop year.
Trunemco contains the active ingredients Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600 — a strain of naturally occurring non-pathogenic soil bacterium — and cis-jasmone.
B. amyloliquefaciens produces chitinase, an enzyme that digests or deforms chitin, a major structural component of nematodes. Chitinase also may interfere with nematode egg hatching.
A natural plant stress elicitor, cis-jasmone has been shown in research to act on specific genes, resulting in a defense response against certain plant-feeding pests.
“As nematodes begin to develop resistance to many nematode-resistant varieties, growers may not realize they aren’t fully protected,” Tom Kroll, Nufarm seed treatment product and technical services manager, said in a news release.
Trunemco seed-applied treatment is a patented technology that primes plant physiology, activating the natural nematode barriers that optimize protection, according to the release. Its biochemical and microbial actives provide a dual defense, inside and out, against nematode feeding and establishment.