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Nematode/Nematicide Information

As we prepare our farm land for planting of suckers, it imperative we note all plantation farmers enemies and way to tackle them. Kenfarm wish to advise that getting a viable nematode resistant plantain sucker from us is the best preventive measure. But if you have bought your suckers from another source, then the below info on Nematode will be useful for you.

What are nematicides, and what do you need to know about using nematicides in gardens and farm land? In simple terms, nematicides are chemicals used to kill nematodes � tiny, parasitic worms that live in water or soil. Although the threadlike critters are microscopic, they can cause major damage when they feed on plant tissue or roots.
Using nematicides in gardens or farmland, gardeners have access to two common nematicide products.

There are numerous formulations within each type.
Fumigant nematicides are dispersed rapidly as a gas through the spaces in the soil, thus killing the nematodes living within those spaces. Fumigant nematicides are most effective in moist but well-drained soil with relatively low levels of organic material.

Non-fumigant (non-volatile) nematicides are sold as liquids or granules that are applied to the soil surface or mixed into the top of the soil. The active ingredient is released by irrigation or rainfall, and the effectiveness of the chemicals varies depending on a number of factors, including available moisture, soil structure, soil temperature and organic material content.
How to Use Nematicides

Most products are approved only for commercial applications, as nematicides are highly toxic and should be used only by trained applicators who understand how to mitigate the risks. The chemicals should never be applied when crops are nearing harvest.
Several newer, safer nematicides are currently under study, including biological products based on a fungus that destroys nematode eggs. However, the effectiveness of the products has yet to be proven.

Research has specify that the addiction of manure, compost or other organic material is one nontoxic way to reduce the damage caused by nematodes( consult kenfarm to know why). By improving soil structure and water retention, organic material creates a healthy environment that increases the chances of plant survival even when nematodes are present.

Deep, infrequent watering helps create healthy, nematode-resistant roots. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers, which produce lush growth and nematode-prone roots.
Growing plants in above-ground containers (Nursery plants) can also reduce damage caused by nematodes. Use only clean potting mix that hasn�t been contaminated by regular garden soil.

Oder for that Nematode free sucker and smile to the Bank at harvest time

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