Bionema launches new nematode product for growers

Bio-pesticide company Bionema have launched a new UK nematode product which the company claims offers 20% more efficiency and up to 95% kill rates.

Bionema has developed the NemaTrident "three component solution" which the company says provides maximum dispersal into soil or growing media where the worms increase pest control through an extended growing season.

The NemaTrident range comprises different species of naturally occurring, beneficial insect-parasitic nematodes within the Heterorhabditis and Steinernema genera.

The three components comprising the NemaTrident solution are: infective juveniles of nematode; soil conditioner and; a built-in training programme.

Soil conditioner improves the water holding capacity (moisture) of soil/growing media so that the nematodes work better.

The NemaTrident three component solution is aimed at agricultural, horticultural and forestry pests.

Bionema managing director Dr Minshad Ansari said: "We have field results showing that the product itself is incredibly effective, and by offering training to operators we can ensure the best possible results.

"Our field trials over the last two years in the horticultural and forestry included different nematode species, and our special solution provided 20-30% higher control than existing products in the market - with an up to 99 per cent kill rate.

"With our new product portfolio, Bionema provides organic growers with complete chemical-free pest solutions which will reduce costs and increase yields."

Bionema has specific nematodes for specific problems such as NemaTrident CT (cold tolerant) and NemaTrident H - for vine weevil control; NemaTrident C - for chafer grub control; NemaTrident L - for leatherjacket control; NemaTrident® S - for sciarid larvae control, NemaTriden T - for codling moth control and NemaTrident F - for western flower thrip control.

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