Maintaining a Healthy Balance in Soil
The soil we walk on has been in the making for thousands of years. It sustains life as we know it, providing food for our tables, the foundation for plants to grow and an abundance of nature for all to enjoy. That makes soil one of the world’s most precious resources – a treasure right under our feet that we need to preserve today to provide for tomorrow.
In healthy soils, an entire community of organisms exists together in a harmonious balance. Fungi, bacteria, earthworms and many other living organisms each play a role in keeping soils fertile. Among them are nematodes, which are microscopic roundworms that are mostly beneficial, helping to stimulate soil nutrient cycles and keeping damaging plant pests and diseases at bay.
But not all nematodes are good. Plant-parasitic nematodes attack and damage plants. They can ravage crops and destroy harvests by damaging roots and making plants more vulnerable to diseases and other stress factors, such as weather conditions.
Reklemel™ active is a first-of-its-kind, selective nematicide that targets these plant-parasitic nematodes, yet is gentle on many beneficial organisms in the soil – including good nematodes. This allows farmers to effectively protect their crops from plant-parasitic nematode damage without disrupting the healthy balance of beneficial organisms in the soil.