Velum Prime Nematicide FAQ

Velum Prime Product Overview


What is Velum Prime Nematicide?

Velum® Prime nematicide manages a wide spectrum of yield-robbing nematodes while offering fungicidal activity against damaging diseases, such as early blight. Learn more about Velum Prime nematicide.

How does Velum Prime work?

The active ingredient in Velum Prime, Fluopyram, classified as a FRAC Group 7 fungicide, works to combat nematodes and damaging diseases. Velum Prime moves from roots to leaves, not only suppressing nematodes below ground but also moving throughout the plant to help protect root health, suppress key diseases and maximize yield potential.

Velum Prime can be part of a complete nematode management program.





Velum Prime Product Specs


What pests can I suppress with Velum Prime?

Velum Prime nematicide suppresses a wide spectrum of nematodes and diseases, including root knot and cyst nematodes, early blight and powdery mildew. Explore the full list of Velum Prime controlled pests.





Velum Prime Application and Use


How do I apply Velum Prime?

Application for Velum Prime depends on the crop:

  • For potatoes: apply using in-furrow* or overhead chemigation equipment.
  • For tomatoes, brassicas, leafy vegetables and cucurbits: apply into root-zone through low-pressure drip, trickle, micro-sprinkler or equivalent equipment.
  • For citrus, pome and stone fruit: apply to newly planted trees or those previously trained to drip, trickle or micro sprinkler irrigation.

Velum Prime is compatible with most commonly used fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, and foliar nutrient products. Follow the recommendations of your State Cooperative Extension Service for tank mixing with other products. Do not allow spray mixture to remain in the tank overnight, or for long periods during the day without agitation. When tank mixing with other pesticides, observe the more restrictive label limitations and precautions. Read more on use and mixing.

*Growers who plan to use Velum Prime in-furrow should check with their processor/buyer before making the application.

What is the use rate of Velum Prime?

The use rate for Velum Prime depends on crop:

  • For potatoes, cucurbits, brassicas, leafy vegetables, pome fruit and tomatoes: apply at 6.5 to 6.84 ounces per acre
  • For sweet potatoes: apply at 6.0 to 6.84 ounces per acre
  • For citrus: apply at 6.5 to 6.84 ounces per acre
  • For stone fruit: apply at 6.84 ounces per acre

Do not apply more than 13.7 fluid ounces of Velum Prime per acre per year, regardless of formulation or method of application. Review the Velum Prime label for detailed application information for all crops.

When should I apply Velum Prime?

Apply Velum Prime at critical timings for disease suppression. Refer to your Bayer representative for best application timings. See label for crop-specific application intervals.
For nematode suppression, Velum Prime application timing depends on the crop.

  • For potatoes: apply at plant or early season.
  • For tomatoes, brassicas, leafy vegetables and cucurbits: apply as early as plant.
  • For citrus, pome and stone fruit: apply to newly planted trees or those previously trained to drip, trickle or micro sprinkler irrigation. Soil must be lightly pre-wetted to break soil surface tension prior to applications.

Find additional information on the Velum Prime label.

What are the MRL approvals?

Chemigation application is approved worldwide. In-furrow application has received all approvals with the exception of the Pacific Rim.





Velum Prime Registered Crops and Use Restrictions


Is Velum Prime registered for use on my crops?

Velum Prime is registered for use on potatoes, citrus, fruiting vegetables, cucurbits, sweet potatoes, hops, pome and stone fruit, brassicas, strawberries and other ground berries.

With a caution signal word on the label, Velum Prime is low in toxicity. Find out if Velum Prime is registered for your crops.

Are there crop rotation restrictions with Velum Prime?

Only crops listed on the label may be replanted immediately following the last application of Velum Prime. Do not rotate any crops not listed on the label immediately after application.

Refer to the Velum Prime label for more detailed information.





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