Protect Your Potato Crop Against Threats You Can’t See: Manage Nematodes with Velum® Prime

Velum® Prime Is Your Solution for Post-planting Nematode Protection

Previously, growers had limited in-season options to protect their potatoes from nematodes. Bayer now offers a solution with Velum Prime, a nematicide with fungicidal activity that suppresses nematodes, fights damaging diseases and helps provide higher yields. Velum Prime is a wide-spectrum nematicide that can be conveniently applied during the season through irrigation systems.

Four Symptoms That Show Your Potato Crop Is Suffering from Nematodes

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transparent image Root and Tuber Damage
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Wilting and stunted growth

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Disease transmission
and Verticillium wilt
(early dying complex)

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Up to 90% annual
yield loss1

How It Pays to Use Velum Prime

  • +41 CWT/A average increased yield2
  • $279/A average increase in profits3
  • Effective wide-spectrum nematode management
  • Foliar and soil disease suppression including White mold, Early blight and Verticillium wilt (Early dying complex)
  • Long residual effects means fewer applications and less hassle

Velum Prime Provides Multiple Solutions

  • Fast, effective and long-term management of key nematodes
  • Residual efficacy at unprecedented low application rate via chemigation
  • Profitable and sustainable farm management
  • Long residual effects means fewer applications and less hassle
  • Better innovation chemistry: not restricted use

Studies have shown that Velum Prime helps suppress diseases and improve yield.


Work Cited

1Daniel Kepich, “Golden Nematode Program Update,” USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

2Trial conducted by Miller Research, Acequia, Idaho, 2015.

3Average price per CWT based on USDA Crop Production 2017 Summary Report.

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