Divanem receives registration in California

Divanem receives registration in California

Syngenta nematicide offers broad-spectrum control of turf nematodes.

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November 19, 2018
GCI Staff
Divanem nematicide from Syngenta has been registered for use in California. With the nematicide active ingredient abamectin, Divanem helps superintendents manage multiple plant parasitic nematodes, including lance, root knot and sting. 
 
“By offering Divanem to superintendents in California, we are meeting their needs for reliable nematode control and improved aesthetics and playability for their courses,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf market manager at Syngenta. “Since being introduced in other states in 2016, Divanem has become an integral part of agronomic programs to help control these elusive, but very damaging pests.”
 
When used as part of an agronomic program with solutions such as Heritage Action fungicide, superintendents can simultaneously manage nematodes while preventing additional stresses turf can encounter when weakened. When turf roots are damaged by nematodes, the plant is unable to effectively absorb water and nutrients from the soil. A damaged root system also weakens the plant and decreases its ability to defend itself against biotic and abiotic stress like heat, drought and disease, which can negatively impact turf quality. 
 
“Damaged and stressed turf is more susceptible to infection, so using Divanem with Heritage Action provides nematode control against species like root-knot while boosting turf’s defenses against disease pathogens,” said Dr. Dean Mosdell, technical services manager for turf at Syngenta. “Heritage Action fungicide delivers proven control of soil-borne disease with a boost of acibenzolar-S-methyl (ASM) for enhanced biotic and abiotic stress management.” 
 
Divanem is available in a package containing two half-gallon jugs and qualifies for yearlong savings as part of the GreenTrust 365 program, which runs until Dec. 7, 2018. It is also available as part of a Multipak with one half-gallon of Divanem and five one-pound bottles of Heritage Action in a convenient combination to treat 5 acres. 
 
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