ADAMA has announced the newly approved revisions to NIMITZ 480 EC nematicide. The new label reinstates tomatoes back onto the NIMITZ approved fruiting vegetables list (peppers, okra and eggplants), with use on cucurbits (cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe and squash).

Additionally, the new label no longer bears the direct-seeding restriction for all labeled crops. NIMITZ use in direct-seeding for approved labeled crops is applicable in all states excluding California.

Notification of this revised label has been sent to Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

California acceptance is expected within the standard seven-month process period for all agrochemical label expansions.

NIMITZ is a highly efficacious nematicide providing revolutionary control of plant-parasitic nematodes, simple application features and improved handling characteristics. It is the first new chemical nematicide to be developed in more than 20 years.

“Grower satisfaction with NIMITZ in its first year of commercial sales has exceeded the company’s expectations,” says Dave Rummel, Strategic Business Leader for ADAMA. “As a non-restricted use pesticide, NIMITZ fills an industry-wide demand for highly-effective nematode control as companies phase out older, more toxic and environmentally-hazardous nematicides.”