May. 18, 2017
FMC has registered the microbiological nematicide Presence (Bacillus subtilis
+ Bacillus licheniformis
) in Brazil.
It is a contact product for seed treatment, indicated for the control of the following plagues: root knot nematode (Meloidogyne Incognita) and Pratylenchus brachyurus.
The approval of the registration was published on March 22, 2017 in the Official Union Gazette with a grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply under the No. 1818. The product is already part of the Agrolink Fito System. The formulation of Presence is dispersible powder, presents the classification as “little dangerous” to the environment.
According to FMC, the two species of Bacillus present in bionematicide have a high capacity of competition in the soil, where they colonize the root system of crop from the time of its development. Due to the method of treatment though seeds, the product has a capacity of protecting the root system during this stage, promoting the health of the root at the prime moment for the success of the crop establishment.
“Bacillus present on the Presence feed themselves from the root and forms a protective bio film around the root. Added to the protection of the bio film, during the bacteria development are secondary secreted metabolites with the nematicide effect and nematostatic that act in way to limit the development of nematodes,” explained the formulator.
The product has agronomic efficiency proven for the soybean crop, being recommended for any crop with occurrence of the biological targets described.