Maximum management of harmful nematodes with Tagetes ‘Ground Control’

Tagetes patula ‘Ground Control’ was specially developed by Takii for growers who want to suppress harmful lesion nematodes in the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way. Lesion nematodes mainly cause problems on sandy soils, dune sand, cover sand and reclaimed peat soils. The main crops susceptible to lesion nematodes are potatoes, seed onions, carrots, lilies, roses, strawberries and (fruit) trees.

‘Ground Control’ helps by managing the harmful pests that cause lower yields and poor quality in crops. Multi-year research performed by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) using ‘Ground Control’ has demonstrated that ‘Tagetes’ is an efficient and cost-effective cover crop that can reduce lesion nematode populations. It also has the most potent controlling properties of the lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans compared with Tagetes erecta, Tagetes minuta or mixtures. In addition to controlling nematode populations, ‘Ground Control’ promotes the supply of organic matter and improves the soil structure. Above ground, Tagetes ‘Ground Control’ delivers a valuable contribution to biodiversity.

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