Nematode Control

AgriTerre cover crop varieties and blends are farmer designed, field tested and nematologist certified to target harmful, yield reducing nematode populations while at the same time enriching soil health. Unlike other cover and green manure crops which host sugar beet cyst and columbia root knot nematode, AgriTerre cover crop varieties and blends are designed to trap and fumigate these nematode while cycling nutrients, enhancing soil tilth and relieving soil compaction.

AgriTerre Seed Blends

Control NT™

Trap and fumigate sugar beet cyst nematode while also targeting Columbia root knot nematode with an aggressively structured blend of Control oilseed radish, Concorde oilseed radish and Master white mustard.

Amend NT™

Trap sugar beet cyst nematode, grow organic matter and mine tied up phosphate with a perfectly balanced blend of Concorde oilseed radish, Master white mustard, and phacelia.

EQIP Beet™

EQIP Beet is designed for sugar beet growers while meeting the NRCS EQIP program requirements. Specially designed to trap and fumigate sugar beet cyst nematode, fix nitrogen, and increase organic matter with a blend of Concorde oilseed radish, Master white mustard, Berseem clover, Common Vetch, Phacelia, Pratex Oats and Flax. (Also available without Oats)

EQIP Spud™

EQIP Spud is designed for potato growers while meeting the NRCS EQIP program requirements. Specially designed to trap and fumigate sugar beet cyst and Columbia Root Knot nematode, fix nitrogen, and increase organic matter with a blend of Control oilseed radish, Master white mustard, Common Vetch, Pratex Oats and Flax. (Also available without Oats)

Individual Varieties

Control oilseed radish (Grown in Idaho)

Effectively reduces sugarbeet cyst nematode populations up to 90%.  Traps the female nematodes and starves them to death preventing the development of cysts that would have contained hundreds of nematode larvae. The result is a dramatic decrease in the nematode population because the reproductive cycle is effectively stopped.

 

The improved early development of Control radish is a key advancement over previous radish varieties.  Control oilseed radish is generally a poor host for the Columbia Root Knot nematode which is a problem in potatoes and many other crops.  Reducing Columbia Root Knot nematode populations over 95% separates Control radish from other oil seed radish varieties.

Concorde oilseed radish (Grown in Idaho)

Effectively reduces sugarbeet cyst nematode populations up to 90%.  Traps the female nematodes and starves them to death preventing the development of cysts that would have contained hundreds of nematode larvae.  The result is a dramatic decrease in the nematode population because the reproductive cycle is effectively stopped.  

 

Rapid and vigorous early plant development is an important component in effective nematode control.  Concorde radish is the fastest developing oil seed radish variety available.  Concorde radish also has excellent standability and expresses resistance to Columbia Root Knot nematode (Meloidogyne chitwoodi).

Master white mustard (Grown in Idaho)

Effectively reduces sugarbeet cyst nematode populations up to 80%.  Traps the female nematodes and starves them to death preventing the development of cysts that would have contained hundreds of nematode larvae.  The result is a dramatic decrease in the nematode population because the reproductive cycle is effectively stopped.  Master white mustard develops more quickly with deeper and faster root development than radish.  This fast initial growth is important when planting is delayed or water may be limited.

Pratex Oat

Combines the benefits of a grass cover crop with nematode control.  Nematode control is not a common consideration for determining which cover crop to use, but it should be.  Where potatoes are grown, using a cover crop that controls Stubby Root Knot nematodes is an added benefit.  Root Lesion nematodes affect most crops by pruning roots which ultimately leads to yield loss.  Pratex oats effectively reduce populations of both these nematodes by creating a root environment that is not favorable for reproduction (non-host).  With no reproduction, nematode levels collapse.  

 

The nematode control attributes of Pratex oats do not require the crop to be plowed down for the oats to be effective.  This means that Pratex can also be utilized for valuable forage production.  Additionally, Pratex oats establish very quickly and have an extensive, fibrous root system which helps suppress weed development.