Mar. 15, 2023
UPL launched a new microbiological nematicide during this year's edition of the Expodireto fair, which took place last week in the southern region of Brazil with special coverage by AgroPages.
According to exclusive information revealed to AgroPages, the bionematicide is called Nimaxxa and is formulated with three bacteria: Bacillus subtilis strain CH4000 and Bacillus paralicheniformis strains CH0273 and CH2970.
The bionematicide has a recommendation for all crops with the occurrence of biological targets Heterodera glycines (Soybean cyst nematode), Meloidogyne incognita (Trusted root nematode), and Pratylenchus brachyurus (Lesion nematode).
The manufacturer states that the product ″acts through contact with multiple mechanisms of action arising from the synergistic action of bacteria″, as these two Bacillus species have ″a high capacity for competition in the soil where they colonize the root system of crops, feeding of root exudates.
As a result, Nimaxxa becomes ″innovative, and presents excellent results in the field, acting effectively against nematodes,″ an increasingly worrying problem for Brazilian agriculture.
According to the UPL, the biopesticide's three biological control agents ″protect the plants’ roots,″ forming a protective biofilm.
″In addition to the protection provided by the biofilm, secondary metabolites are secreted during bacterial development with a nematicidal and nematostatic effect and which act negatively on the development of nematodes,″ UPL stated.
According to the company, this is a technology that promises to ″revolutionize the way to handle these enemies of productivity through product benefits that go far beyond efficiency.″
″Problems with nematodes have been worrying farmers throughout Brazil. Our new innovative solution has, among other benefits, three biological agents that protect the roots of soybean, corn, and cotton plants against the main nematodes,″ said Bruno Carloto, Seed Treatment, and Soil Health Manager at UPL.
According to him, the technology promises to ″revolutionize the way to handle these enemies of productivity through efficiency and versatility.″
Otavio Mamede, Market Development Manager at the Natural Plant Protection (NPP) business unit, said that products of natural and biological origin are part of this UPL Group brand highlighted at the fair.
″Through the technologies present at NPP, we are consolidating our line of biosolutions worldwide, in addition to having a network of laboratories and research and development (R&D) facilities, which is also present in Brazil,″ he explained.
″Natural and biological solutions, known for their high performance, less impact on the environment and essential for an increasingly sustainable agriculture, are no longer the exception to the rule in the market,″ he said in conclusion.
(Editing by Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages)
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