Telone II offers nematode control option

Telone II effectively manages many species of nematodes in a variety of field crops, including cotton, corn, peanuts and potatoes. It routinely helps produce higher yields and better quality crops in fields throughout the Cotton Belt.



The uncertain availability of Temik insecticide/nematicide has left many growers exploring other nematode control options for 2012 and beyond.

Site-specific applications of TeloneII soil fumigant can serve as a valuable and profitable alternative. This pairing can provide substantial savings while achieving excellent nematode control.

Telone II effectively manages many species of nematodes in a variety of field crops, including cotton, corn, peanuts and potatoes. It routinely helps produce higher yields and better quality crops in fields throughout the Cotton Belt.



“There’s no question Telone II brings a level of nematode protection to a crop that’s beyond what any competitors can bring,” says Bob Kemerait, Extension specialist for the University of Georgia. “In production systems where there’s significant nematode damage, nothing performs like Telone II.”



Scott Monfort, Extension plant pathologist at the University of Arkansas, echoes Kemerait’s sentiments. “Telone II has always performed very well and is by far the best treatment there is for a moderate to severe nematode problem,” Monfort says. “We have always received great returns for the money invested.” 

However, Telone II soil fumigant does not offer control of thrips. Thus, fields experiencing high thrips pressure should be treated with an effective insecticide.



“Growers looking for effective nematode control should look no further than Telone II,” says Elisha Buchanan, soil fumigants portfolio marketing leader for Dow AgroSciences. “It also helps produce higher yields, better quality production and more uniform growth across a field.”



Growers can maximize profitability on their farms by utilizing site-specific applications of Telone II going forward. 

This form of precision agriculture utilizes Veris EC technologies to measure the soil electrical conductivity in the field. The results indicate the sandiness of the soil in certain locations, which growers can use to determine where nematodes will most likely be a problem. Applications of Telone II can then be made more precisely.

“Site-specific technology is a tremendous benefit to growers,” says Dennis Burns, agriculture and natural resources agent for the Louisiana State University AgCenter. “Instead of having to treat a whole field, a grower is able to narrow it down to the areas that need to be treated. It saves growers money because they use Telone II more efficiently.”


Growers applying Telone II using site-specific technology can experience substantial savings. Applying Telone II at 3 gallons per acre under 60 percent of 1,000 acres — instead of uniformly across an entire field — can reduce input costs by nearly $20,000.

“As growers consider the potential loss of other nematicides from the marketplace, they should re-evaluate the true costs of investing in site-specific technology for applications of Telone II,” Buchanan says.

Visit www.Telone.com for more information on the benefits of using TeloneII soil fumigant and site-specific technology. As there is limited availability of Telone II this spring, growers should contact their local Telone specialist or local Telone dealer to reserve their supply for 2012.

 

 

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