BASF submits Trunemco Nematode Management Seed Treatment for North American registration

December 06, 2017

A new mode of action to defend against damaging nematode species

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 6, 2017 – BASF submitted its new Trunemco™ Nematode Management seed treatment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for registration. Trunemco Nematode Management is a seed-applied solution that will provide growers with a patented combination of a microorganism and a biochemical. This combination provides enhanced protection against a broad spectrum of damaging nematode species in key row crops.

“We continuously search for novel technologies that complement traditional agricultural practices,” said Mark Howieson, Ph.D., BASF Global Biological Research and Development Team Leader. “Our latest research led to our first nematode management tool that provides growers with reliable season-long nematode protection to help increase yield potential.”

Trunemco Nematode Management helps plants start strong during early development stages. Its low-toxicity profile reduces environmental risk while increasing product handling safety to applicators and crops. Trunemco Nematode Management contains a microorganism that produces healthier root systems which can lead to added vigor and improved canopy closure. Overall, Trunemco Nematode Management works differently than conventional chemistry by priming the plant physiology and stimulating defense systems to manage yield-destroying nematodes.

“Growers are seeking new technologies that address the challenges of nematode damage while also responding to their agronomic needs,” said Howieson. “These types of seed solutions will give growers additional nematode protection options to help ensure future successful yields.”

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About BASF’s Crop Protection division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. BASF’s Crop Protection division works with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others to help make this possible. With their cooperation, BASF is able to sustain an active R&D pipeline, an innovative portfolio of products and services, and teams of experts in the lab and in the field to support customers in making their businesses succeed. In 2016, BASF’s Crop Protection division generated sales of €5.6 billion. For more information, please visit us at www.agriculture.basf.com or on any of our social media channels.

About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.

 

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