NIMITZ® Regulatory Update

June 21, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. – ADAMA, a world leader in customer-focused agricultural solutions, announced today that NIMITZ®, a novel, non-fumigant nematicide with simplified application features and improved user protection, has received federal registration from the EPA for the following additional Crop Groups:

1B Root vegetables (except sugar beet) subgroup (including carrots, radish and garden beets),1C Tuberous and corm vegetables subgroup (including potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams),2 Leaves of Root and Tuber Vegetables, 4 Leafy Vegetables (Except Brassica Vegetables) (including celery, head lettuce, leaf lettuce, and spinach), 5A Head and stem Brassica subgroup (including broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage), 5B Leafy Brassica greens subgroup,13-07G, Low growing berry subgroup (including strawberry) and Tobacco.  These are in addition to the previously registered Crop Group 8-10 Fruiting vegetable (tomatoes, bell peppers, okra, eggplants) and Crop Group 9 Cucurbit vegetables (melons, cantaloupes, cucumbers).

Danny Karmon, NIMITZ Global Project Leader at ADAMA said: "Our research, regulatory and development teams around the globe worked hard to bring this exceptional product to the market. More than eight years of intensive development and testing work, including laboratory studies, greenhouse trials, full-scale field trials and commercial applications, have consistently demonstrated that NIMITZ controls nematodes as well as or better than the commercial standards.”

"ADAMA’s promise is to simplify the lives of farmers," Danny Karmon said. "NIMITZ is a prime example of this. It is effective in controlling parasitic nematodes crops, and as a non-fumigant, the solution improved protection for users in comparison popular nematicides being used today. This makes the use of this product convenient and economically advantageous for the farmer."

“NIMITZ provides a non-restricted use pesticide alternative that is easy to apply, is effective, and with lower environmental impact.” says Pablo A. Navia, NIMITZ Development Leader.  Cited by Navia as a ‘true’ nematicide, NIMITZ causes irreversible and rapid nematicidal activity in plant-parasitic nematodes. Within one hour of contact, nematodes cease feeding and quickly become paralyzed. Within 24 to 48 hours, mortality occurs rather than temporary nematostatic (immobilizing) activity, as seen with organophosphate and carbamate nematicides.

For growers, NIMITZ reduces the complexity of nematode control associated with fumigant nematicides without compromising control. NIMITZ’s unique and safer features exemplify ADAMA’s commitment to bringing simplicity to agriculture. The EPA summarized this new active in the Federal Docket [EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0629, July 25, 2014]: “Fluensulfone (NIMITZ) represents an alternative for nematode control with a new mode of action and a much simpler and straight forward product label.” NIMITZ has been registered in the U.S. since 2014.


About ADAMA Agricultural Solutions 

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., formerly known as Makhteshim Agan Industries, is the leading off-patent crop protection provider in the world. The Company's comprehensive range of high-quality, innovative and effective herbicides, insecticides and fungicides help farmers worldwide to increase yields by preventing or controlling weeds, insects and disease that harm their crops. With one of the world's most extensive and diversified product portfolios, ADAMA sells its products in more than 120 countries, with revenues of over $3 billion in 2015 ADAMA's purpose is "Creating Simplicity in Agriculture" - striving to provide farmers accessible, easy-to-use solutions that simplify their lives and improve their crop yields.

For more information about NIMITZ, contact ADAMA at 866-406-6262.

NIMITZ® is a registered trademark of an ADAMA Group Company. ©2017 Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. d/b/a ADAMA. 


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