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Nematodes are common in all types of soil, they are plant parasitic microorganisms which detrimentally affect many of the crops you commonly grow.  Symptoms include stunting, wilting, yellowing, and death. This special mixure of cover crop seeds we concocted is a pre-planting-treatment at least 60 days prior to planting your main crop.  It will noticeably reduce the nematode population in your soil.  Using cover crops for nematode control has its advantages over synthetic chemicals by reducing nematode populations at a deeper depth through root exudates and its ability to reduce bad nematode populations without affecting the beneficial organisms that live in soil.

This mix was initially created for rooted vegetables; potato, peanuts, carrots, taro, sweet potato, awa but will benefit plants susceptible to nematode problems.

This mix includes the seeds from 4 major families; Brassicas, Broadleaf, Grasses, and Legumes.

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30lbs drilled/ 50lbs broadcast

Price breaks at 3+lbs

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Included in this mix are:

Small grains make poor hosts for nematodes.  This prevents plant parasitic nematode populations from having a host to reproduce and become a problem with your other crops.  By incorporating these seeds into this mix, it lowers your cost per acre to get nematode control, acts as a filler to widen coverage area, evenly distributes all seeds, while lowering your risk of any single plant becoming a crop failure.

Cereal Rye-  Known as a trap crop for plant parasitic nematodes.  When nematodes enter the root system of Cereal Rye, they get trapped and cannot escape, preventing nematodes from reproduction.

Brassicas-  Also known for their biotoxic or biofumigant attributes, it is the decomposition of these two cover crops and not root exudates that are toxic to soil borne pathogens, pests, and weeds.

Sorghum Sudangrass – Is a non host to certain nematode species.  As plant is terminated and breaks down, it releases chemicals that reduce plant parasitic nematode populations.  As this cover begins its decompostition process, it will increase populations of beneficial nematodes that compete for resources with nematodes which have the potential to spread virus or disease.

Cowpeas- Reduce root knot and soybean cyst nematodes.  Used across the state of Florida where nematode control is a common cultural practice where plants are grown.

‘Tropic Sun’ sunn hemp- known worldwide for its ability to exude an allelopathic (toxic) compound called monocrotaline which will reduce plant parasitic nematode populations.