BIOST Nematicide 100

Soybean, Corn, and Cotton Nematicide Seed Treatment

BIOST Nematicide 100

BIOST® Nematicide
BIOST® Nematicide is an innovative broad-spectrum seed treatment nematicide with activity on eggs and juveniles of early season nematodes as well as soil dwelling insect pests. BIOST® Nematicide yields equal to or greater than the fungicide and insecticide check with a positive return on investment.

When used in combination with a neonicitinoid seed treatment, BIOST® Nematicide provides a dual mode of action on yield-robbing pests like seed corn maggot, wireworms and corn root worm. BIOST® Nematicide reduces potentially devastating soil dwelling pests therefore further protecting the yield potential.

What is BIOST® Nematicide 100?

  • It is a seed treatment nematicide that kills nematodes within 24 to 48 hours
  • BIOST® Nematicide 100 is a BIO-Nematicide derived from heat-killed Burkholderia rinojenses and its spent fermentation media - non-living.
  • It is a nematicide with multiple modes of action via enzymes and toxins
  • It is a concentrated liquid formulation with 3 year shelf-life stability
  • Compatible with most fungicide/insecticide combinations
  • It also provides additional protection on soil dwelling insects (wireworms/seed corn maggot/corn rootworm)
  • OMRI certified product and does not require a closed system for treating
  • Supports sustainable agriculture initiatives

BIOST® Nematicide Activity:

Soybean Cyst
Soybean Cyst nematode damage is visible as areas in a field with plants that are yellow in color, smaller in size and less vigorous. Symptoms below ground include stunted roots and reduced nitrogen-fixing nodules on the roots.

Root-Knot nematodes are most easily diagnosed by viewing the roots.  As its name indicates, root-knot infected soybeans will have large galls (1/8” to 1” in diameter) that result from swelling of the root.  Symptoms of root-knot infected plants can also be visible above ground when the crop wilts, yellows, appears less healthy than in other parts of the field, or experiences early death.

Reniform nematodes are more difficult to pinpoint as the most common symptoms are yellowing plant foliage and yield loss.  Reniform nematodes also thrive and cause the most damage in drought.  While the same field in average levels of rainfall could cause little to no damage at all.

Columbia Lance
Named for its origin in Columbia, SC, this nematode thrives in sandy soils.  Over time, its presence has spread north and south of its origin.  Root feeding deteriorates vigorous roots but this nematode does not result in root galling.

Also known for causing “hot spots” in fields, sting nematodes favor very sandy soils in the southeastern US.

No matter what the nematode species, sampling is critical to avoid losing yield and profit.

Technical Data

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In this webinar, you will be introduced to a new bio-pesticide seed treatment (BIOST Nematicide 100) from Albaugh that delivers early-season nematode protection against SCN and rootknot nematode while enhancing insect protection against wireworm and seed corn maggot. Data from a Ph.D. thesis, seed company, university and other research will be discussed.

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