ADAMA's NIMITZ granted EPA registration

ADAMA recently received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for  NIMITZ, its new non-fumigant nematicide.

“(NIMITZ) is highly effective in controlling plant-parasitic nematodes,"  Herb Young, ADAMA brand leader, said. "It also has a ‘Caution’ signal word, which has never existed until now for a chemical nematicide."

The active ingredient in NIMITZ uses a unique mode of action that puts NIMITZ within a new chemical classification. The United States is the first country to receive a federal registration, and it has approved crop uses on cucurbits and fruiting vegetables.

NIMITZ removes severe use requirements of fumigant nematicides including fumigant management plans, re-entry intervals, 24-hour field monitoring and restrictive buffer zones.

“As the first new chemical nematicide to be developed in more than 20 years, NIMITZ will fill an industry-wide demand for highly effective nematode control as companies phase out older, more toxic and environmentally hazardous nematicides,” Pablo Navia, ADAMA innovation technical leader, said. “NIMITZ provides a non-restricted use pesticide alternative that is effective, easy to apply and with lower environmental impact.”

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