Cotton growers have a convenient new tool to battle nematodes in-furrow with Averland® FC nematicide/insecticide/miticide from Vive Crop Protection.
As one of the most economical in-furrow nematicides/insecticides on the cotton market, Hadley Howard, Senior Product Manager with Vive Crop Protection says, “Averland FC is a cost-effective, fertilizer-compatible solution to fight nematodes in-furrow in cotton. With proven nematode protection from Averland FC, cotton growers will maximize early plant stands and get the crop off to a strong start.”
Averland FC combines abamectin and Vive’s patented Allosperse® nano-polymer delivery system, making it the only abamectin in-furrow solution registered for nematodes in cotton that also mixes perfectly with liquid fertilizers and other crop inputs.
George Huckabay, Southern Technical Sales Agronomist with Vive Crop Protection says, “Other products used in-furrow for nematodes are not as compatible with liquid fertilizer, and some don’t even behave well in the spray tank when mixed with water.”
“With Averland FC, growers will appreciate how easy it is to use because it doesn’t settle out as quickly, even with high-salt fertilizers like 10-34-0 or 11-37-0,” continues Huckabay.
In field trials across the cotton-growing region, Averland FC provides comparable activity on nematodes and equivalent yield maximization as Velum® Total, but in a more convenient, low-use-rate product. If growers are looking for additional disease control in-furrow, Averland FC is also compatible with most fungicides, including Xyler FC (metalaxyl with Allosperse).
“I encourage growers and retailers to pencil out the cost/benefit of using Averland FC in-furrow in cotton this season,” says Howard. "I think they will be surprised by the performance and the value it will bring to their cotton operation."