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Posted 2 April 2017. PMN Crop News.

Velum One Nematicide Receives California/Arizona Registration

Wide-spectrum nematicide offers long-lasting control, also suppresses key foliar diseases and increases yields

Source: Bayer CropScience Press Release.

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (March 9, 2017)--Horticulture crops in California and Arizona can now be protected by Velum® One nematicide, a wide-spectrum nematicide that increases root health and suppresses key diseases.


“We’re excited to see Velum One go to work for growers in the key horticultural areas of California and Arizona,” said Joel Lipsitch, Bayer product manager. “It’s another example of the innovation that our growers have come to expect from Bayer.”

Velum One suppresses nematodes below ground but also works by moving upward from the roots into the leaves of the plant to suppress key diseases and promote early season crop establishment. This activity has been shown to protect roots and establish the crop by limiting damage from a wide range of nematodes and key diseases, such as powdery mildew.

Trials have shown that Velum One aids in increasing yields as it protects plants from nematodes and disease. “In tomatoes, for example, we’re seeing significant yield increases both from Velum One versus untreated and more importantly when Velum is added to grower-standard programs” said Lipsitch. “The combination of nematode and disease control really gives growers confidence that they are maximizing their yields and return on investment.”

Velum One is applied early in the growing season via drip chemigation. While it’s not meant to replace a fumigant, Velum One is most effective when used as part of a complete nematode management program.

To learn more about Velum One, visit your Bayer representative.

Bayer is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer representative, or visit Crop Science, a division of Bayer, online at