Organisan Introduces First Nematicide Able To Be Applied During All Phases Of The Growing Season
Nemasan is also revolutionizing the agricultural business by no longer requiring growers to utilize any special spray protocol, respirator or PPE
According to recent data, nematodes cause approximately $10 billion worth of damage for farmers worldwide. Nematodes are small microscopic roundworms that inhabit the soil and have a large effect on the growth and successful production of many crops. They cause damage by feeding on the roots of susceptible crops, which hurts yields by stunting growth and inhibiting water and nutrient uptake.
Benefits of the revolutionary new Nemasan product to combat nematodes include:
· Year-Round Application – Provides growers the ability and flexibility to deal with nematode issues during the entire growing cycle from pre-plant up to and post-harvest.
· Naturally-Made – Made from sustainable sources of naturally occurring ingredients.
· Plays Nice with Others – Only nematode product that can be safely used with other agricultural products at the same time.
· Cost Savings – Application cost for Nemasan is significantly less than current nematode control compounds.
"Nemasan is changing the industry in big ways, especially the treatment protocols growers are now able to implement" says Mark Nichols, founding member and vice-president of marketing and sales for Organisan. "Growers have sought a year-round nematicide for decades, and we're extremely proud to be the first to bring an approved product to the marketplace."
While most nematicides are applied prior to the growing season under very controlled environmental and strict worker safety regulations, such as mandatory PPE, Nemasan can be applied to crops at any time, at any interval, over the growing season without the need for any special PPEs.
Organisan President and Agronomist Robin Borden adds, "Nemasan is unique in that it is formulated from naturally occurring ingredients from sustainable sources. Organisan is proud to offer growers a revolutionary new product that is effective against nematodes, while at the same time is harmless to the soil and surrounding ecosystems."
Tom Wood, a contract applicator in Idaho with more than 25 years-experience in spraying nematicides, was an early applicator of Nemasan.
"The Nemasan product means a world of difference for me and my growers," said Wood. "It's the first time that we've been able to spray in response to hot spots at the first sign or at the highest peak of outbreak. This is having a huge positive financial impact for us. The earlier we can spray and contain the damage, the better it is for the entire field. I've been farming and spraying chemicals my entire career and this is the first product that works and doesn't require all that hot and expensive protection equipment."
In a typical field with regular nematicides, workers utilizing synthetic products are required to wear specific PPE garb to apply and then wait anywhere from several hours to several days for return entry. In addition, buffer zones must be established, as there is always the chance of negatively affecting non-target organisms. The average cost is $1,200 a year to outfit a single sprayer per season. The naturally-made Nemasan reduces that cost to practically zero.
The product also consists of a special formulation of ingredients not currently utilized in current nematicides. All constituents of Nemasan are either food additives or used in food preparation for humans and animals, while most competitors use synthetics, meaning that there can be absolutely no human contact with them.
"Growers typically have to monitor closely what other products they use with their nematicides,"
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About Organisan Corporation
Based in Carrollton, Ga., Organisan Corporation is an agricultural product developer. Nemasan is the first of several products the company plans to launch in its commitment to producing earth-friendly and sustainable products. They plan to have many of their products OMRI listed. For more information about Nemasan, please visit our website www.Nemasan.com.