Oct 12, 2018Varnimo-IF biopesticide now OMRI listed for certified organic food production
Varnimo-IF, a microbial in-furrow biopesticide against nematodes that also promotes plant growth, achieved the Organic Material Research Institute (OMRI) listing for certified organic food production, according to USDA National Organic Program regulations.
Varnimo-IF bio-pesticide provides early-season protection for potatoes, soybeans and corn from the detrimental effects caused by plant parasitic nematodes and the soilborne pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Varnimo-IF acts by colonizing the roots of plants, which in turn reduces nematode reproduction.
It also helps:
- Establish a vigorous root system that can result in enhanced yield potential
- Increase the growth of more uniform foliage
- Encourage stronger plant development
“Varnimo-IF offers protection from parasitic nematodes, which can help both conventional and certified organic growers to achieve higher yields,'” said Don Pucillo, president of LidoChem. “Varnimo-IF is another mode of action to add to our Performance Nutrition crop management programs.”
Performance Nutrition provides environmentally friendly, applicator-safe crop fertility and disease management programs and products that enable farmers to grow stronger crops and increase yields, according to the company.
For more information, visit Performance Nutrition at www.pnfertilizers.com, or on Facebook and Twitter @PerformFertAG.
Varnimo-IF is marketed by Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, based in Hazlet, New Jersey.