Leading pest control services firm, Dudutech has announced the launch of ‘NEMguard SC ‘in Kenya, a product that seeks to control the country’s most financially damaging crop pests with zero risk of triggering crop rejections by European Union importers based on the product’s residues.
NEMguard SC is lethal to plant parasitic nematodes (PPNs), but has been classified as having no harmful effects on humans, animals, or the environment. This means it does not appear on the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) list, a guide that regulates ingredients growers can use on exported crops.
Dudutech’s commercial team expressed optimism in the Soluble Concentrate’s entry into the Kenyan crop protection market in April 2019.
“By bringing this technology to Kenya, Dudutech aims to help farmers increase production through sustainable management of plant parasitic nematodes (PPNs), which are widely known as the most economically injurious crop pests,” the company said in a statement.
NEMguard SC is a global player in crop protection, manufactured in the UK and has been proven to provide powerful smart defense against PPNs in countries around the world.
NEMguard SC contains a powerful formulation of plant-based allicin and selected polysulphides, which are lethal to PPNs when they are absorbed but are safe to users. In 2008, NEMguard SC was included in a European Union-approved index since it does not cause any harmful effects on humans, animals, groundwater or the environment.
According to Barnaba Rotich, Head of Commercial at Dudutech, by registering NEMguard SC in Kenya, Dudutech has allowed farmers to strategically harness its benefits in their crop protection plan to improve their overall sustainability profile, output and the safety and quality of their produce.
Dudutech believes that the potential for this product has for Kenyan farmers is significant, as it helps provide a safe and competitive option for nematode control on their crops.
“Although the product has been labelled for use on roses and french beans, Dudutech has expressed keen interest in extending the label to other key crops,” explained Jack Adundo, Technical Manager at Dudutech.
“Available data indicates that Nemguard effectively reduces populations of plant parasitic nematodes on Tomatoes and Carrots amongst other agricultural crops. NEMguard® SC also effectively reduces cabbage root fly in brassicas,” he said.