Bayer CropScience anticipates the registration of their newest insecticide/nematicide for the 2015 cotton and peanut season in the Southeast. Expected to become the new best management practice in southern row crops, Velum® Total insecticide/nematicide will deliver wide spectrum, long-lasting control of nematodes and early season insects for better ROI.
Velum Total is a unique blend of active ingredients that work together to combat nematodes and stop insect damage. Applied in-furrow at planting, university trials show that Velum Total enhances root health and helps establish strong early season growth, decreasing the need for additional foliar sprays to control damaging insect pests. When used in cotton and peanut university trials, Velum Total provided greater yield response than the historical standard Temik®, which is no longer available for sale or use in the United States. Furthermore, Velum Total is safe for use on crops in a tankmix with a variety of other agricultural products.
“Bayer CropScience is excited to offer growers another tool in their tool box as we look to combat insect pressure for southern row crops,” said Lee Hall, Bayer CropScience product manager. “Upon registration, Velum Total will offer growers a unique combination of long-lasting insect control and nematode management for a more efficient program that maximizes yield.”
When registered, Velum Total will be available in the Southeast for cotton and peanuts in 2015. A full launch is expected in 2016 throughout the South from Virginia to Texas with expanded crop use labels.