Goal: To validate the efficacy of Nemakill in the cultivation of watermelon variety 6177
Location: Finca El Espinal, Morazán, Honduras
Show that with low doses of Nemakill we can obtain a harvest with:
Good percentage of root mass
Good yield and increased fruit weight
Firmness and caliber
The area in which the tests were carried out consists of 1.2 blocks in total. Historically, this area has presented high nematode problems, many times preventing the plants from reaching harvest with good vigor and root mass, directly affecting the quality of the fruit.
As preliminary evaluations, after the first and second application of Nemakill and Solvigo:
The treatments were monitored every 15 days until reaching the final harvest.
Plant uniformity and vigor were reviewed, which remained well throughout the crop cycle in both treatments.
Finally, after the last harvest cut, 10 plants of 10 points were extracted completely at random, to evaluate the root quality, trying to cover the entire experimental area by treatment.
Both treatments had healthy roots throughout the plant cycle. However, Nemakill being advantageous due to its organic formulation over a synthetic such as Solvigo, which contains Thiamethoxam .
Nemakill is a 100% organic nematicide listed by OMRI and KIWA that effectively controls watermelon cultivation, being advantageous due to its formulation over a synthetic such as Solvigo, which contains Thiamethoxam (belonging to the Neocotinoid group, close to being banned in the agricultural market).
Both treatments presented vigorous, uniform plants with healthy roots (zero nematode damage) throughout the cycle (100 days), completing a 100 DDT cycle until the last harvest, achieving satisfactory performance with export quality fruit.