According to representatives from ADAMA, newly approved revisions to its Nimitz 480 EC nematicide reinstates tomatoes back onto the Nimitz approved fruiting vegetables list (peppers, okra and eggplants), with use on cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe, and squash.
Additionally, the new label no longer bears the direct-seeding restriction for all labeled crops. Nimitz use in direct-seeding for approved labeled crops is applicable in all states excluding California.
Notification of this revised label has been sent to Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
California acceptance is expected within the standard seven-month process period for all agrochemical label expansions.
Nimitz is the first new chemical nematicide to be developed in more than 20 years.