May 13, 2020GROPRO adds bio crop protection line, including nematicide
Nematodes are one of the most destructive forces in agriculture, causing over 5% of total crop loss and exceeding $10 billion in losses annually.
For potato producers, nematode harm is even more devastating, as nematodes can decrease potato yields on average by 20%. Some species of nematodes, like pale cyst nematodes, are able to cut potato yields by 50% or more without appropriate treatment.
With usage of chemical crop protection products to control nematodes on potatoes getting more restrictive, some farmers are turning to biological products.
GROPRO, a U.S-based producer and supplier of bio crop protection products, has recently launched into the agricultural market with a stream of products.
With multiple field trials accomplished in the U.S. and internationally, GROPRO has a track record of delivering natural and organic materials while allowing growers to augment the conventional agrochemical products used in an integrated pest management (IPM) approach.
One of GROPRO’s flagship products is Vigilance Nematicide, which protects roots but also adds no stress to the whole plant. Trials show that potato plants treated with Vigilance are visibly healthier above the ground and have no evidence of stress after treatments. A few highlights include:
- Proven effective in multiple nematodes species
- Can be applied via drip, flood, overhead, band, soak
- Tank compatible with fertilizers and other materials
- Safe on beneficial microbes and low stress to plants
- Trial proven against conventional materials
- Fumigation replacement option
GROPRO offers a diverse portfolio of products across the entire crop cycle for potatoes, soybeans, corn, sugar cane, bananas, coffee, wheat, rice, almonds, grapes, as well as many other fruits and vegetables.
“We are actively developing our current and future portfolio towards more environmentally efficient solutions,” said CEO James Ronan in a press release. “Sustainability is firmly rooted in our entire company’s decision process, from early research to product development. This empowers our development team here and abroad to develop effective formulations that benefit our dealers, growers, society and the planet.”
GROPRO’s approach includes a combination of natural ingredients and modern technologies to increase bio-efficiency of products. It includes technologies like amplification of natural ingredients (essence oils, etc.), micronization, as well as atomic extraction of active ingredients.
For more information, visit groproag.com.