Products that are currently available to manage plant-parasitic nematodes on corn in Iowa include the soil-applied insecticide/nematicide Counter® and two relatively new protectant seed treatments, Avicta® and Votivo®. Counter® is a contact and systematic nematicide with the active ingredient terbufos. Avicta® is a contact nematicide (active ingredient abamectin) that moves on the surface of the root, and Votivo® is a special strain of the natural soil bacterium Bacillus firmus that grows on the root. Counter® is available from AMVAC, Avicta® from Syngenta Seedcare, and Votivo® from Bayer CropScience.
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Tylka, Gregory L. and Batista da Silva, Mychele, "Effects of Seed Treatments and a Soil-applied Nematicide on Iowa Corn Yields and Nematode Population Densities—2011" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 252.
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