Protect Against Potato Nematodes with Vydate® C-LV
Heavy snowmelt and runoff may result in high soil moisture as fields are planted, putting crops at greater risk for damage from potato nematodes and disease.
“Extra soil moisture can encourage development of some nematode species such as stubby root and lesion,” says Hector Portillo, Ph.D., product development manager, insecticides, DuPont Crop Protection.
“Potato nematodes feed on plant roots, reducing crop quality and yield, and creating entryways for pathogens such as rhizoctonia and verticillium wilt.”
If fumigants are an option, an application of DuPont™ Vydate® C-LV insecticide/nematicide at planting can extend nematode suppression, providing extra protection for fields with a history of significant nematode pressure. In fields where fumigation was not possible and nematode counts are at established thresholds, an in-furrow application of Vydate® C-LV is even more vital to protecting crops.
Field trials in Montcalm, Michigan, show in-furrow applications of Vydate® C-LV not only increased Snowden potato yields, but also increased the percentage of top-grading tubers. The study was conducted in a field with a history of potato early-dying disease caused by lesion nematode and verticillium wilt fungus.
DuPont™ Vydate® C-LV is a restricted-use pesticide.
Vydate® C-LV in-furrow application in Snowden potatoes improved total yield, rating and specific gravity.