Fluensulfone, the active ingredient in Nimitz from ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, is a nematicide for the control of root-knot nematodes in cucurbits and fruiting vegetables, and the first new chemical nematicide to be developed in more than 20 years. It is categorized under a new class of chemistry and has a novel mode of action with favorable toxicological and eco-toxicological profiles. Nimitz data development for EPA focused on supporting a “Caution” claim, which addresses the current limitations on nematicides including: fumigant management plans, 24-hour field monitoring, buffer zones, and restrictive PPE requirements. At presstime, all data supporting Nimitz in the U.S. was pending EPA review. Visit Adama.com/usPhoto by Gerald Holmes
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