Nematodes Cost an Estimated >10% Yield Loss*
Nematodes pierce and infect roots, causing a loss of nutrients and water while opening the door for secondary issues. The impact of other threats, like disease, can be amplified by nutrient or moisture stress. This is called compounding, and it’s one reason Acceleron® offers nematicides in tandem with tiered solutions.
*Nationwide estimated loss. Ferris, Howard. "Nematodes and Plant Damage." University of California, 1 Oct. 2015. Web.
Estimated Yield Lost Due to Nematode Damage
Nematodes don’t just feed on plant roots; they also:
- Destroy root cells from the inside out
- “Knot” or clog up roots
- Facilitate bacterial and fungal infections
- Transmit viruses
Most nematodes are undetectable by the human eye. And even the symptoms of nematode pressure — when there are symptoms — disguise themselves as other issues.
Symptoms of Nematode Pressure
- No visible symptoms
80% of corn acres in the U.S. Corn Belt have nematode pressure, based on sampling.**
**AgriThority; 2016 nematode sampling study conducted in the U.S. Corn Belt.
Seed Zone Coverage
Delivered on seed, nematicides provide protection in the seed zone during critical early development stages. Acceleron® N-314 Seed Treatment is available for corn with the ELITE offering on VT4PRO™ with RNAi Technology and SmartStax® PRO with RNAi Technology on Bayer-owned seed brands for the 2024 season, Copeo® Seed Treatment is available with the ELITE offering for cotton, and ILEVO® Seed Treatment is available as an upgrade for soy products.