Seed treatments help but the insecticide applied to the seed doesn’t offer the distribution farmers get with Temik applied in the furrow, Wheeler says.

Vydate may offer some in-season nematode control. “We can apply Vydate around pin head square but we don’t get that first generation of nematodes,” she says.

Wheeler says new chemistry being developed does not have the efficacy farmers will lose with Temik.

“Nematode control will be much harder without Temik.”