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Velum Prime

Overview

Apply Velum® Prime nematicide in furrow at planting to help increase your yield potential. Its unique mode of action for nematode control also offers secondary fungicidal properties that control powdery mildew and suppresses early blight and black dot in potatoes and a broad range of horticultural crops.

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Product Summary

Nematicide

Product Type

  • Nematicide
Crops

Crops

  • Brassica head and leafy vegetables
  • fruiting vegetables
  • cucurbit vegetables
  • Pome fruits
  • Potatoes
  • Stone fruits
  • Strawberry
  • Ginseng
  • * see crop accordion for full list
Diseases Controlled

Diseases Controlled

  • Powdery Mildew
Diseases Supressed

Diseases Suppressed

  • Early Blight
  • Black dot
Nematodes Suppressed

Nematodes Suppressed

  • Root lesion nematodes
  • Root knot nematodes
  • Potato cyst nematodes
Groups and Active Ingredients

Groups and Active Ingredients

  • Group 7, Fluopyram
Formulation Type

Formulation Type

  • Suspension
Packaging

Packaging

  • 4.04 L Jug = 20 ac.  

Key Product Points

  • Broad spectrum supression of nematocides in potato, ginseng and other vegetables crops
  • Aids in the control of Powdery Mildew to help improve yields and your bottom line.

Active Ingredients

Group 7 Fluopyram
Fluopyram
Group 7

Crops

  • Brassica head and leafy vegetables1
  • Caneberries1
  • Cucurbit vegetables1
  • Fruiting vegetables1
  • Ginseng
  • Low-growing berries: Example - strawberry1
  • Pomefruit1
  • Potato and other tuberous and corm vegetables: Example - potato, sweet potato1
  • Stone fruit1

1 For the full list of crops, please consult the product label

Nematodes Suppressed

Root lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.),
Root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.),
Potato cyst nematodes, including pale cyst and Golden Nematodes (Globodera spp.),
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults)

Diseases Supressed

  • Early blight (Alternaria solani)
  • Black dot (Colletotrichum coccodes)

Diseases Controlled

Powdery mildew

Field Trial Results


2014 Potato Field Trials - Nematode Population Reduction



Nematode population reduction using Velum Prime nematicide vs. untreated

Source:

4 Trials – PEI, 2014


2014 Potato Field Trials - Total Yield



Yield increase using Velum Prime nematicide vs. untreated

Source:

4 Trials – PEI, 2014


2015 Potato Field Trials - Early Blight



Instances of early blight using Velum Prime nematicide vs. untreated

Source:

5 Trial Sites – 2 MB, 2 ON, 1 PEI, 2015



Effective Reduction of Nematodes in Ginseng

// An application of Velum Prime at or shortly after seeding provides comparable control to fumigation with metam sodium (Busan)


Remember, even though Velum Prime provides fungicide benefits, a contact/protectant fungicide program should still be used. When pressure is high and to delay the development of resistance a locally systemic, non-Group 7 product such as Scala® fungicide should also be applied.

AUDPC - Area Under the Disease Progress Curve equals the sum of the amount of diseased leaf tissue over a set time period; a low AUDPC is ideal as it represents better control (in comparison to a high number).

Provinces of Registration

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon

Application Tips

What are Nematodes?

  • Nematodes are microscopic, whitish to transparent invertebrate worms; also known as roundworms or eelworms
  • Without treatment, many nematode species can cause extensive damage to potato crop roots – to the point where yields are reduced by up to 80 percent

Application Rates


Protection Against2 Rate Timing
POTATO AND OTHER TUBEROUS AND CORM VEGETABLES: Arracacha, arrowroot, artichoke (chinese and jerusalem), canna (edible, Queensland arrowroot), cassava (bitter & sweet), chayote (root), chufa, dasheen (taro), ginger, leren, potato, sweet potato, tanier (cocoyam), turmeric, yam bean (jicama, manoic pea), yam (true)
Root lesion nematodes ( Pratylenchus spp.), Root knot nematodes ( Meloidogyne spp.), Potato cyst nematodes (including Pale cyst and Golden nematode) ( Globodera pallida, Globodera rostochiensis) 500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) or 4.5 mL/ 100 m row (based on 90 cm row spacing) Soil applications using ground equipment: In-furrow at planting
For best results uniformly spray the band over the seed-pieces and soil.
Potato
Early Blight
( Alternaria solani)

Black dot
(Colletotrichum coccodes)
500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) or 4.5 mL/ 100 m row (based on 90 cm row spacing) Soil applications using ground equipment: In-furrow at planting
For best results uniformly spray the band over the seed-pieces and soil.
LOW GROWING BERRIES (CG 13-07G)
Low growing berry subgroup; bearberry; bilberry; blueberry, lowbush; cloudberry; cranberry; lingonberry; muntries; partridgeberry; strawberry; cultivars, varieties, and/or hybrids of these.
Powdery mildew
(Sphaerotheca macularis)
500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) Apply through drip irrigation system preventatively. Continue as needed on a 5- to 7-day interval.
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults) 500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) Chemigation into the root-zone through low-pressure drip, trickle, micro-sprinkler or equivalent equipment. Minimum of 7 day interval between soil applications.
GINSENG
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults) 500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) For best results, apply at seeding in fall and before or during seed germination in spring of the seedling year.
Application should be followed by rainfall or overhead irrigation to move the product into the root zone.
Brassica head and leafy vegetables: Broccoli, Chinese broccoli (gai lon), broccoli raab (rapini), brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage (bok choy), Chinese cabbage (napa), Chinese mustard cabbage (gai choy), cauliflower, Cavolo broccolo, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mizuna, mustard greens, mustard spinach, rape greens, including all cultivars and/or hybrids of these.
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults)
Powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) (Erysiphe cruciferarum)
500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) Apply specified dosage in the following methods:
Chemigation into root-zone through low-pressure drip, trickle, micro-sprinkler or equivalent equipment.
For maximum efficacy against nematodes, Velum Prime must be utilized as part of an integrated approach to nematode management.
Fruiting vegetables: African eggplant, currant tomato, eggplant, garden huckleberry, goji berry, groundcherry, martynia, okra, pea eggplant, pepino, pepper (bell and nonbell Capsicum spp., including chili, cooking, pimento and sweet), roselle, scarlet eggplant, sunberry, tomatillo, tomato, and cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults)
Early Blight (Alternaria solani)
500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) Apply specified dosage in the following methods:
Chemigation into root-zone through low-pressure drip, trickle, micro-sprinkler or equivalent equipment.
For maximum efficacy against nematodes, Velum Prime must be utilized as part of an integrated approach to nematode management.
Cucurbit vegetables: Chayote (fruit), Chinese waxgourd (Chinese preserving melon), citron melon, cucumber, gherkin, gourd (edible, includes hyotan, cucuzza, hechima, Chinese okra), Momordica spp. (includes balsam apple, balsam pear, bitter melon, Chinese cucumber), muskmelon (hybrids and/or cultivars of Cucumis melo including true cantaloupe, cantaloupe, casaba, Crenshaw melon, golden pershaw melon, honeydew melon, honey balls, mango melon, Persian melon, pineapple melon, Santa Claus melon, snake melon), pumpkin, squash (includes summer squash types such as: crookneck squash, scallop squash, straightneck squash, vegetable marrow, zucchini, and winter squash types such as acorn squash, butternut squash, calabaza, Hubbard squash, spaghetti squash), watermelon (includes hybrids and/or varieties of Citrullus lanatus).
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults)
Powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca fuliginea / Podosphaera xanthii) (Erysiphe cichoracearum)
500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) Apply specified dosage in the following methods:
Chemigation into root-zone through low-pressure drip, trickle, micro-sprinkler or equivalent equipment.
For maximum efficacy against nematodes, VELUM PRIME must be utilized as part of an integrated approach to nematode management.
Pomefruit: Apple, azarole, crabapple, loquat, mayhaw, medlar, pear, pear (Asian), quince, quince (Chinese and Japanese), tejocote, and cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.
Stone fruit: Apricot, apricot (Japanese), capulin, cherry (black, Nanking, sweet, tart), jujube (Chinese), nectarine, peach, plum, plum (American, beach, Canada, cherry, chickasaw, damson, Japanese, Klamath), plum prune, plumcot, sloe, and cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.
Chokecherry
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults) 500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) Apply specified dosage in the following methods:
Chemigation into root-zone through low-pressure drip, trickle, micro-sprinkler or equivalent equipment.
For optimum results, apply to newly planted trees or those previously trained to drip, trickle or micro-sprinkler irrigation.
Caneberries: Blackberry (Andean blackberry, Artic blackberry, bingleberry, black satin berry, boysenberry, brombeere, California blackberry, Chesterberry, Cherokee blackberry, Cheyenne blackberry, common blackberry, coryberry, darrowberry, dewberry, Dirksen thornless berry, evergreen blackberry, Himalayaberry, hullberry, lavacaberry, lowberry, lucretiaberry, mammoth blackberry, marionberry, mora, mures deronce, nectarberry, Northern dewberry, olallieberry, Oregon evergreen berry, phenomenalberry, rangeberry, ravenberry, rossberry, Shawnee blackberry, Southern dewberry, tayberry, youngberry, zarzamora), loganberry, and raspberry (black, red and wild) and cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults) 500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) Apply specified dosage in the following methods:
Chemigation into root-zone through low-pressure drip, trickle, micro-sprinkler or equivalent equipment.
For optimum results, apply to newly planted trees or those previously trained to drip, trickle or micro-sprinkler irrigation.
Low growing berries: Bearberry; bilberry; lowbush blueberry; cloudberry; cranberry; lingonberry; muntries; partridgeberry; strawberry; and cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.
Soil-dwelling, root-feeding nematodes (juveniles, adults)
Powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis)
500 mL/ha (202 mL/ac.) Apply specified dosage in the following methods:
Chemigation into the root-zone through low- pressure drip, trickle, micro-sprinkler or equivalent equipment.
Apply through drip irrigation system preventatively.

2 Suppression


Application Tips

For soil applications (in-furrow) using ground equipment in potatoes:
  • Spray specified rate in a 10 - 15 cm band in-furrow at planting and cover with soil. For best results uniformly spray the band over the seed-pieces and soil
  • Apply in 50 - 150 L of water per hectare

Packaging:

  • Formulated as 500 g/L suspension concentrate
  • 4.04 L jug, 2 X 4.04 L case
  • Each 4.04 L jug treats 20 ac.

Crop Restrictions:

Do not replant to alfalfa for 14 days after application. All other crops may be replanted immediately following the last application of Velum Prime.

Resistance Management

Even though Velum Prime provides fungicide benefits, a contact/protectant fungicide program should still be used. When pressure is high and to delay the development of resistance a locally systemic, non-Group 7 product such as Scala fungicide should also be applied.

Do not apply more than the maximum seasonal rate for each specific crop from any combination of products containing fluopyram. Do not apply more than 500 g fluopyram/ha per year, regardless of formulation or method of application (soil or foliar).

Any nematode or fungal population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Velum Prime and other Group 7 nematicides/fungicides. A gradual or total loss of nematode control may occur over time if this product is used repeatedly in the same field. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action, but specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Appropriate resistance-management strategies should be followed. To delay nematicide/fungicide resistance:

  • Where possible, rotate the use of Velum Prime or other Group 7 nematicides/fungicides with different Groups that control the same pests
  • Use tank mixtures with nematicides/fungicides from a different group when such use is permitted
  • When Velum Prime is applied as a soil application use another mode of action for the first foliar fungicide application
  • Avoid consecutive applications of Velum Prime or other Group 7 nematicides/fungicides in a season. Alternate applications with fungicides having a different mode of action
  • Nematicide/fungicide use should be based on an integrated disease management program that includes scouting, historical information related to pesticide use and crop rotation and considers host plant resistance, impact of environmental conditions on disease development, disease thresholds, as well as cultural, biological and other chemical control practices
  • Early blight pressure should be monitored throughout the growing season. Heavy disease pressure may require additional systemic foliar fungicide applications
  • Monitor treated nematode populations for resistance development
  • Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and pest problems in your area

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