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Velum Prime

Velum Prime is a liquid formulation with a new mode of action that can be applied in-furrow to offer improved ease of use and significantly lower dose rates than traditional granules.

Control PCN for improved yields.

Controlling PCN populations is your first key step to ensure high-quality potato yields. When populations can remain in the soil for decades, it’s important to treat PCN at the start of each growing season as PCN can cause yield losses of up to 35% - costing UK potato farmers an average of £26M each year (AHDB).

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Always read the label before use.

Protect potato yields from PCN

Velum Prime is the first new nematicide to control potato cyst nematodes in 20 years. Across 26 UK trials targeting PCN it delivered an average yield increase of 3.3 t/ha, and with no harvest interval it can even be used on salad and early potato crops.

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New liquid formulation and MOA

Velum Prime can be used in-furrow spray from the planter. It has a new mode of action that inhibits ATP production in mitochondria.

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Ultra low dose rate

Offering a lower does rate over traditional granules, Velum Prime can be applied at 0.625 L/ha vs the suggested 30-55 Kg/ha application rate for granules. 

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What is Velum Prime?

A liquid nematicide for potatoes applied in-furrow at planting.

Product Profile

Active substance 400 g/L fluopyram
Formulation Suspension Concentrate (SC)
Pack Size 5 L
Water Volume
200 - 500 L/ha
Buffer Zone None
MAPP 18880

Important Information

Crops
Potatoes
Max. individual dose 0.625 L/ha
Max. number of treatments
One per crop
Latest time of application
At planting
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Why you need Velum Prime

Launch information to follow

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When and how to apply

Pests controlled

Velum Prime is effective against both species of potato cyst nematode (PCN): Yellow potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) andwhite potato cyst nematode (Globodera pallida). However, in some soils with high organic matter, control of Globodera pallida may be less effective.


Application


Apply Velum Prime as in-furrow spray, using on-planter application technology. It is important to direct spray into the planting furrow and not onto the seed tuber. Application should be made using two nozzles per row; one at the front of the planting share and directed down into the furrow and the second at the rear of the share and directed so to spray the soil as it closes around the planted furrow.

If the crop is intended for processing consult the processor before use.


Succeeding crops

Cardoons, celeries, Florence fennels and crops belonging to the category ‘other stem vegetables’ cannot be allowed as succeeding crops.


Varieties

Velum Prime may be used on all commercial varieties of potatoes. Whilst no additional data (crop safety and efficacy) has been provided, crops grown under plastic can be treated at the grower’s risk.

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Resistance Management

Velum Prime contains fluopyram (pyridinyl-ethyl-benzamide). As nematicides are not included in the mode of action classification scheme of IRAC, fluopyram is not assigned to any mode of action class by IRAC. However, fluopyram also controls certain plant pathogens and is classified by FRAC as a member of the Succinate-Dehydrogenase Inhibitor (SDHI) group of fungicides. A resistance management strategy in the crops where Velum Prime is applied also requires consideration of uses of other SDHIs for disease control.


Nematode Resistance

Velum Prime contains an active ingredient with a new mode of action for use as a nematicide. The resistance risk in nematodes is considered to be low based on experience of the use of organophosphates.


Potatoes

Where Velum Prime has been applied the first foliar fungicide application made to the crop must not be a member of the SDHI group.

See FRAC for more information on SDHI fungicides

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