Certis to market biological root vegetable nematode killer

Biological controls supplier Certis has acquired the rights to Ecospray's garlic-based nematicide NEMguard.

Root-knot nematode damage to carrots - image: Scot Nelson
Root-knot nematode damage to carrots - image: Scot Nelson

Certis marketing and business development manager Robert Lidstone said: "The addition of NEMguard to our portfolio is an exciting development for Certis, and extremely pertinent given the overall drive by the industry to reduce residue levels."

The product is currently registered for use on carrots and parsnips with no maximum residue level (MRL), with approvals for use on other crops currently being sought.

Ecospray sales director Stephen Silvester added: ""NEMguard is highly effective against several nematode species and this is backed up by trials. With multi-site activity, development of resistance is extremely unlikely."


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